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Monday, January 27, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Ave Suite, Suite 70 

San Francisco 94102 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTICE: For information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, 
Civic Design Coordinator at (415) 252-2584. Explanatory documents are available for public 
inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 240, during 
regular business hours. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: 
MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF 
PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE 1 DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II 
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL). 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Public comment regarding specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 



^Agenda 

1. SUNOL VALLEY FLUORIDATION FACILITY 
PHASE 2 & 3 

Mike Pierron, Architect, PUC 

Leonard Swanson, Project Manager, PUC 

2. MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER ROOF PHOTOVOLTAIC PROGRAM 
PHASE 1 

Myles Stevens, Principal, Stevens + Associates 



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Tyroan Hardy, Project Manager, Powerlight Corporation 
Deirdre Appel, Project Manager, PUC 

3. COFFMANPOOL 
PHASE 1& 2 

Pamela Collier, Principal, Levy Design Partners 
Tony Leung, Project Director, DPW 

4. GOLDEN GATE PARK MUSIC CONCOURSE-UNDERGROUND PARKING 
FACILITY 

PHASE 1& 2 

Geof Adams, Associate Partner, Gordon H. Chong & Partners 
Joseph Marshal, Project Manager, Gordon H. Chong & Partners 

5. ADJOURNMENT 



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REGULAR CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



Monday, January 27, 2003 

MEETING LOCATION 

3:00 p.m. 

Suite 70, Conference Room 

25 Van Ness Ave. 

San Francisco 94102 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 240, during regular business hours. 



^Minutes 

The meeting commenced at 3:15 p.m. 

I. Role Call: 

Commissioners present: Rod Freebairn-Smith, Barbara Stauffacher-Solomon, 
Andrea Cochran 

Staff present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Jill Manton, Kristen Zaremba, 
Rommel Taylor 

2 SUNOL VALLEY FLUORIDATION FACILITY 
PHASE 2 &3 

Mike Pierron, Architect, PUC, explained that the project was an addition to the Sunol 
Valley Chlorination Facility. The Fluoridation facility would be a simple shed 
structure to cover two chemical storage tanks. The structure would be enclosed with a 



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painted chain link fence. 

Motion to approve phase 2 & 3: Barbara Stauffacher- Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. MOSCONE CENTER CONVENTION CENTER ROOF PHOTOVOLTAIC 
RENOVATION 
PHASE 1 

Myles Stevens, Principal of Stevens & Associates Architects introduced the project 
team: Tyroan Hardy, Project Manager, Powerlight Corporation and Deirdre Appel, 
Project Manager, PUC. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith informed the committee and presenters that he was 
recusing himself from the voting process due to a potential conflict of interest with 
the Powerlight corporation. 

Mr. Newirth explained that any motion and vote on the project would take place at 
the full commission hearing on February 3, 2003. 

Mr. Stevens explained that the project was a result of a bond measure authored by 
Supervisor Leno to retrofit large public buildings with renewable power generating 
systems. The retrofit to the Moscone Center would add a new photovoltaic panel 
system to supplement power generation for the center. The new system would cover 
the entire roof area of the center. Mr. Stevens explained that an informational kiosk 
would be installed in the lobby of the center that would display performance data for 
the system. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Cochran asked if any of the support equipment would be visible from 
the street. 

Mr. Stevens replied that the equipment would be concealed by a metal screen painted 
to match the existing mechanical equipment on the roof. 

Commissioner Cochran asked why two different types of PV panels were being used. 

Mr. Hardy answered that the roofs were two different installations. He explained that 
each roof has a slightly different configuration. The two systems selected respond to 
these differences and offer maximum power generation 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there was a system designed for washing the 
panel or any provisions for cleaning the panels. 

Mr. Hardy responded that the panels required little cleaning other that what is 
provided by the seasonal rains. He explained that in the event that cleaning was 
necessary, access walks are designed into the system and the panels can be crawled 
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abrasive cleaner. 

Mr. Stevens commented that he was in conversation with Jill Manton, Public Art 
Program Director, SFAC regarding the art enrichment requirement for this project. 
He stated that the informational kiosk might be a potential site for art work. 

Mr. Newirth clarified that the 2% for the Arts Ordinance is structured to commission 
original pieces of art for public architecture projects. 

Ms. Manton commented that she is still waiting for clarification on the eligibility of 
this project for art enrichment. She stated that this project may be exempt due to the 
scope of the proposed work. 

COFFMAN POOL 
PHASE 1 & 2 

Tony Leung, Project Director, DPW introduced the basic scope of the project. Mr. 
Leung then introduced Toby Levy, Principal, Levy Design Associates to present the 
design. 

Ms. Levy explained that the existing pool structure was a dilapidated building in the 
Visitacion Valley Neighborhood. She commented that the exterior cladding and 
overall wood structure was in extreme disrepair. Ms. Levy commented that the 
condition of the building was primarily due to its age and not lack of maintenance. 

Ms. Levy stated that the initial survey of the cost of retrofit versus the cost of 
construction of a new building was almost equal. The decision was made to demolish 
the building. The pool structure and shell however, is in good condition and will be 
reused in the new building. Ms. Levy stated that there are several trees in front of the 
building that are diseased and are encroaching onto the existing building. Per the 
recommendation of an arborist, the trees should be removed. 

Ms. Levy explained that one of the primary goals of the new design was to create a 
building that had a presence similar to McLaren Lodge. She commented that the new 
building should have a strong public character that the community could be proud of. 
The overall building would be larger than the previous to comply with new building 
code and ADA requirements. The exterior of the service portion of the building will 
be clad in limestone and sandstone or in porcelain tiles. The exterior of the natatorium 
will be clad in integral color stucco panels of various sizes and configurations. Ms. 
Levy explained that the community was very interested in bring the park into the pool 
building. The facades of the pool building will feature large window openings 
between the structural elements and the stucco panels. 

Ms. Levy commented that the design team had looked at incorporating sustainable 
technologies into the design of the new building however the budget may prevent this 
strategy. The design team is still seeking economically viable options to incorporate 
sustainable technologies. 

Commissioner Freebaim-Smith opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Freebaim-Smith closed the floor to public comment 



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Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon asked why two different materials were being 
used for the service building. She also asked why not just use wood shingles. 

Ms. Levy responded that she wanted to visually break up the volumes of the buildings 
by using different materials. 

Mr. Leung explained that the use of shingles was very high maintenance material. 
Park and Rec was very interested in the use of attractive low maintenance materials. 
He explained that the Department used a standard set of colors to repaint buildings. 
The stucco proposed by the architects responded to this standard. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if the stone was less resistant to vandalism that the 
porcelain tiles. 

Ms. Levy replied that it would be much easier to clean the tiles. The porosity of the 
stone material would require significant scrubbing to clean while the tile can be 
wiped down with a simple liquid cleaning material. 

Commissioner Cochran commented that she would like to see a more harmonious 
material pattern on the pool building. 

Motion to approve Phase 1 : Andrea Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 

GOLDEN GATE PARK MUSIC CONCOURSE-UNDERGROUND PARKING 
FACILITY ENTRIES 
PHASE 1 &2 

Geoff Adams, associate partner, Gordon H. Chong & Partners, explained that the 
proposed parking garage is one piece of a large project happening in the park which 
includes a renovation the Concourse, a new building for the M. H.de Young Museum 
and a new building for the Academy of Sciences. Mr. Adams commented that the 
garage project would provide 800 spaces of parking. Subsequently he stated that 800 
spaces would be removed from the concourse and the park. This would effectively 
give back approximately 3 acres of green space. He explained that the scope of their 
work that requires Arts Commission review are the new automobile and pedestrian 
entrances to the garage. 

Joseph Marshall, project designer, Gordon H. Chong & Partners, stated that there 
would be two automobile entrances, one at 10th avenue and the other off of Music 
Concourse Drive. There would be two primary pedestrian entrances to the garage and 
four emergency exits as required by code. The materiality of the automobile entrances 
and the primary pedestrian entrances would be concrete either board formed or broom 
textured, bronze painted steel, glass mosaic tile and creeping fig. 

Mr. Marshall explained that the garage would require mechanical ventilation. He 
stated that they were working with acoustical engineers to minimize the ambient 
noise around the concourse. The vent shaft penetrations are also located away from 
the concourse to minimize the visual and acoustic impact. 



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Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Stauffacher- Solomon asked if there was coordination between the 
various design teams to ensure a visually cohesive design. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith commented that he was concerned that there wasn't 
an individual or group that was in charge of looking at the big picture in terms of 
aesthetics and execution of the project. He stated that it was important for all of the 
designers to be in regular conversation with each other to realize a harmonious 
design. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that it is difficult for her to vote only on a piece of the 
project without understanding the overall design for the adjacent sites. She asked if 
there was a plan drawing that showed all of the building and landscape designs in 
their most current state. 

Mr. Newirth commented that it would be appropriate to arrange a meeting with the 
primary stakeholders to discuss the issue of coordinating review efforts to help ensure 
a harmoniously executed project. He suggested that Commissioner Cochran 
participate in the meeting as well. 

Commissioner Cochran agreed to participate. 

6. Adjournment 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
Monday, Febuary 24, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Ave Suite, Suite 70 

San Francisco 94102 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTICE: For information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, 
Civic Design Coordinator at (415) 252-2584. Explanatory documents are available for public 
inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 240, during 
regular business hours. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: 
MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF 
PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE 1 DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II 
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL). 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Public comment regarding specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 



^Agenda 

1. LA GRANDE TANK REPLACEMENT 
PHASE 2 

(Phase 1 approved 11-18-02) 

Howard Fung, DPW BOA, Project Manager 

Stanley So, DPW BOA, Project Architect 

Martha Ketterer, DPW BOE Landscape Division, Landscape Architect 

2. MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER ROOF PHOTOVOLTAIC PROGRAM 



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PHASE 2 

(Phase 1 reviewed 01-27-03, Approved at Full Commission Meeting 02-03-03) 

Myles Stevens, Principal, Stevens + Associates 

Tyroan Hardy, Project Manager, Powerlight Corporation 

Deirdre Appel, Project Manager, PUC 

3 . EUREKA VALLEY RECREATION CENTER EXPANSION 
PHASE 2 

(Phase 1 & 2 previously approved 09-18-00, Phase 1 modifications approved 10-21- 

02 with contingencies) 

Jorge Alfaro, Senior Architect, DPW BOA 

Nelson Szeto, Project architect, DPW BOA 

Brian Gatter, Landscape Architect, DPW 

4. OCTAVIA BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 
PHASE 1& 2 

John Thomas, DPW BOE, Landscape Division 

5. HAYES GREEN 
PHASE 1 

John Thomas, DPW BOE, Landscape Division 

6. PROPOSED AUTOMATIC PUBLIC TOLIETS AT HAIGHT STREET 

7. ADJOURNMENT 



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Monday, February 24, 2003 

MEETING LOCATION 

3:00 p.m. 

Suite 70, Conference Room 

25 Van Ness Ave. 

San Francisco 94102 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 240, during regular business hours. 



^Minutes 

The meeting commenced at 3:15 p.m. 

I. Role Call: 

Commissioners present: Rod Freebairn-Smith, Barbara Stauffacher-Solomon, 
Andrea Cochran 

Staff present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

2 LA GRANDE PARK TANK REPLACEMENT 
PHASE 2 

Stanley So, Architect, DPW BOA explained that the proposed replacement of the 
tank was a result of analysis which revealed that the tank was seismically unsafe and 
had a high probability of failure in a major seismic event. The new design will look 
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the design team had made modifications to the project based on comments from the 
commissioners and the community. He explained that the catwalk had been lowered 
to articulate the dome of the tank. He stated that they had performed several color 
studies and chose to stay with the sky blue color. He. explained that the the 
community commented that they did not want to call attention to the tank. Also, the 
PUC expressed concern that a bright color might attract vandalism and terrorist 
activity. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public comment 

Motion to approve phase 2: Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. MOSCONE CENTER CONVENTION CENTER ROOF PHOTOVOLTAIC 
RENOVATION 
PHASE 2 

Ms. Gonchar explained that the only aspects of the project to be voted on at this 
meeting would be the location of the mechanical house structure and the color of the 
photovoltaic panels 

Myles Stevens, Principal, Stevens and Associatess presented a color rendering 
showing more accurately the color of the proposed photovoltaic panels and the 
location and scale of the mechanical house. Mr. Stevens also asked about the Art 
Enrichment requirement, and if this project was required to comply. 

Ms. Gonchar informed him that there had been no official word on whether this 
project qualifies for the Art Enrichment allocation. She suggested that he contact Jill 
Manton, Public Art Program Director for more information on the status of their 
eligibility. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public comment 

Motion to approve Phase 2: Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

4 EUREKA VALLEY RECREATION CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT 
PHASE 2 

Brian Garter, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Architecture Division, 
explained that the issues raised at the Phase 1 review had been addressed. He stated 
that the entry stair and ramp had been relocated to have direct access from the street 
to the front door. He explained that a new entry canopy would provide a clear visual 
marker for the front door. The building color had been changed to white as suggested 
by the commissioners. Mr. Gatter commented that the landscape design had been 
revised to be more dynamic and secure. 



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Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public comment 

Motion to approve Phase 2: Andrea Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 

5 OCTAVIA BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 
PHASE 1 &2 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Architecture Division, 
presented a brief history of the project. In 1959, the Central Freeway was constructed 
as part of an overall freeway system in San Francisco. In 1989, the Loma Prieta 
earthquake damaged the northern portion of the freeway, forcing the closure and 
subsequent demolition of the Franklin and Gough Street ramps. In 1997, San 
Francisco voters passed Proposition H to rebuild the Central Freeway over Market 
Street. In 1998, the voters of San Francisco passed Proposition E, repealing 
Proposition H and allowing the City to replace Central Freeway north of Market 
Street with an at grade boulevard from Market to Fell Street. In 1 999, the Board of 
Supervisors created the Central Freeway Project Office to develop the Octavia 
Boulevard Alternative. 

The main objective of the urban design scheme is to accommodate high volumes of 
traffic while providing for a variety of local, slower moving traffic, including 
pedestrians, bicycles, and motor vehicles, with equal or greater comfort. 

Mr. Thomas stated that there were three primary elements to the design scheme: 
o A central through-going traffic realm with two moving lanes in each direction, 

separated by a central, tree-lined median, with left turn lanes at Fell Street, 
o Neighborhood-oriented side realms on each side of the central realm, separated 
by tree lined medians, each with one moving lane , one parking lane, and a tree- 
lined sidewalk, 
o Street scape elements including columnar, canopy and deciduous tree, 
historical light fixtures and benches 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Cochran asked why the typical Beaux Arts layout was used and if 
other design studies had been made. She also asked about the lighting selection. 

Mr. Thomas responded that the community was in support of the design scheme. The 
lighting was based on the stock lighting elements that the Bureau of Lighting, Heat 
and Power use as their standard. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if the roots of the large poplar trees would push up the 
concrete. 

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concrete. 

Motion to approve Phase 1 &2: Commissioner Freebairn- Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

6 HAYES GREEN 
PHASE 1 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Architecture Division, 
explained that the proposed open space at the end of Octavia Boulevard was part of 
the overall improvement project for the street. Hayes Green will act as the terminus of 
the Octavia Boulevard Improvement Project. 

Motion to approve Phase 1: Commissioner Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

7 PROPOSED AUTOMATIC TOILETS AT HAIGHT STREET 

Commissioners Stauffacher- Solomon, Cochran and Freebairn-Smith recommend 
placement of the new toilet at the southwest corner of Haight and Ashbury. 

8. Adjournment 

Meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 
Monday, March 17, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Ave Suite, Suite 70 

San Francisco 94102 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTICE: For information related to any of the following matters, please call Nancy Gonchar, 
Civic Design Coordinator at (415) 252-2584. Explanatory documents are available for public 
inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 240, during 
regular business hours. 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION WHICH MAY INCLUDE: 
MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PHASE(S) UNDER REVIEW OR A COMBINATION OF 
PHASE(S), RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. (PHASE 1 DESIGN CONCEPT; PHASE II 
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT WITH COLORS AND MATERIALS; PHASE III FINAL APPROVAL). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the 
item. 



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I. MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER ROOF PHOTOVOLTAIC PROGRAM 
PHASE 3 

(Phase 1 reviewed 01-27-03, Approved at Full Commission Meeting 02-03-03, Phase 

2 approved 02-24-03 ) 

Myles Stevens, Principal, Stevens + Associates 

Tyroan Hardy, Project Manager, Powerlight Corporation 

Deirdre Appel, Project Manager, PUC 

2 OCTAVIA BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 
PHASE 3 

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Raymond Kong, Project Manager 

John Thomas, DPW BOE, Landscape Division 

3. HAYES GREEN 
PHASE 2 

(Phase 1 approved 02-24-03) 

Raymond Kong, Project Manager 

John Thomas, DPW BOE, Landscape Division 



4. ADJOURNMENT 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

AMISSION 



REGULAR CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 



Monday, March 17, 2003 

MEETING LOCATION 

3:00 p.m. 

Suite 70, Conference Room 

25 Van Ness Ave. 

San Francisco 94102 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission 
office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Set 240, during regular business hours. 



^Minutes 

The meeting commenced at 3:05 p.m. 

1. Role Call: 

Commissioners present: William Meyer, Rod Freebairn-Smith, Barbara Stauffacher- 
Solomon 

Commissioners absent: Stanlee Gatti, Andrea Cochran 

Staff present: Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

2. Moscone Convention Center Roof Photovoltaic Program 
Phase 3 

Motion to approve Moscone Convention Center Roof Photovoltaic Program 
Phase 3: Stauffacher-Solomon 



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Vote: Unanimous 

3. Octavia Boulevard Improvement Project 
Phase 3 

Motion to approve Octavia Boulevard Improvement Project Phase 3 contingent 
upon review of plant selection by commissioner Cochran: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Hayes Green 
Phase 2 

John Thomas, landscape architect, DPW BOE, Landscape Division, explained that 
there were two primary design intentions: 

1. The design for the Green should relate to the overall Octavia Boulevard project in 
terms of plant specifications and materiality. 

2. The Green should convey both a civic stature and neighborhood quality. 

Mr. Thomas described the major design features. At the northern end of the Green 
would be a hardscaped public gathering area with seating. The southern end would 
mark the terminus of Octavia boulevard. A large geodesic play structure would also 
be located at this end of the site. The center of the site would be the location of some 
type of monument or tribute to the history of the site, which could also serve as a 
location for a public art piece. Mr. Thomas explained that the eastern and western 
edges would have similar planting as the median along Octavia Boulevard. He stated 
that there would also be seating along these edges. At the western end, there will be a 
berm which runs the length of the park and will integrate seating elements. The berm 
edge is in response to an existing utility pipe located directly below ground. 

Mr. Thomas listed the major tree species being used: Ginko, Flowering Cherry, 
Chinese Wild Palm. He stated that at the northern end of the site there would be a 
large specimen tree that would mark the public gathering area. The short list of 
possible species for this location include: Plain Tree, California Sycamore, Magnolia, 
Brazilian Pepper or Beech. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if community input regarding the program for 
the Green had been incorporated into the design. He also asked if the proposed tree 
species would help mitigate wind penetration into the site. Mr. Freebairn-Smith asked 
why pimarily deciduous trees were selected 

Mr. Thomas responded that the community response to the design had been positive. 
He explained that the orientation of the site already minimizes the presence of wind in 
the park. The existing buildings along the eastern and western edges will mitigate 
most of the wind transmission. Mr. Thomas stated that the trees were selected to 
maximize the light transmission to the existing buildings during the winter. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the palm trees in the middle of the site was 
extremely distracting and weakened the overall design. He commented that the 
change in ground material and the potential art piece would effectively mark the 
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Motion to approve Hayes Green Phase 2 contingent upon review of plant 
selection by commissioner Cochran and relocation of proposed trees and vertical 
elements to the eastern and western edges of the site, minimum of V from 
pedestrian walkways: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Adjournment 

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3:00 p.m. 
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San Francisco 9410? 



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I PREFABRICATED RESTROOMS FOR VARIOUS PARK FACILITIES 
PHASE 1,2,3 

Edgar A. Lopez, AIA, Project Manager. DPW BOA 
Damon Louie. Recreation and Parks 

II HELEN WILLS PARK AND CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION 
PHASE 3 

(Phase 1 approved 06-17-02. Phase 2 approved 08-19-02) 

III OCTAVIA BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 
PHASE 3 

(Phase i& 2 approved 02 24-03. Phase 3 approved with contingencies) 

Raymond Kong, Project Manager 

John Thomas. DPyy BQE. Landscape Division 

IV HAYES GREEN 
PHASE 3 

(Phase 1 approved 02-2403. Phase 2 approved 03-17-03 with contingencies) 

Raymond Kong. Project Manager 

John Thomas. DPW BOE. Landscape Division 

V ADJOURNMENT 



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I. CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 
PHASE 1 & 2 

Gordon H. Chong , president. Gordon H. Chong & Partners 
Kyle Glenn, project manager, Gordon H. Chong & Partners 

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1 WEST PORTAL CLUBHOUSE AND PARK RENOVATION 
PHASE 3 

f Phase I &. 2 approved 09/16/02 contingent upon review of landscai*: strategy ) 

Jorge Alfaro. Acting Senior Architect. DPW BOA 

Scot Burhank. Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division 

II. PREFABRICATED RESTROOMS FOR VARIOUS PARK FACILITIES 
PHASE I, 2 &i 

(Phase I. 2 & 3 reviewed 4/23/03) 
fcdgar Lope/.. Project Manager, DPW BOA 

III ACADEMY OK SCIENCES 

PHASE 2 (Phase 1 approved .VI4/03) 

Kyle Glenn. Project Manager. Gordon H Chong & Partners 

IV BAYVTEW CONNECTIONS PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS 
PHASE 1 & 2 

(Phase I reviewed 10/2 1/02. Phase 1 & 2 reviewed 5/19/03) 
Koa Pickering, Lead Designer, DPW BOE Landscape Division 

V UPPER NOE VALLEY RECREATION CENTER 
PHASE 1 

Paul D Travis. Project Architect. DPW BOA 

V|. Adjournment 



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1. MUNI Operator Restrooms 
Phase 1 and 2 

Stacy Feng, Project Engineer MUNI 

2. Lincoln Park Pump Station and Storage Tank 
Phase 2 (Phase 1 approved 10/21/02) 
Michael Pierron, Project Architect DPW BOA 

3. Richmond Branch Library 
Phase 1 and 2 

Phil Sower, Project Architect DPW BOA 

4. Koret Children's Quarters Renovation 
Phase 1 (Informational Presentation 10/21/02) 
Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager DPW 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

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Monday, July 21, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
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1 . MUNI Operator Restrooms 

Peter Gabancho, Project Manager, MUNI explained that the series of restrooms 
being presented were the final phase of a project started in 1993. The goal 
was to install new restrooms for MUNI operators at three locations: 

1. Mission St. /Main Sts. (sidewalk) 

2. Howard St./ MainSts. (sidewalk) 

3. Munich/ Geneva Ave. (traffic island) 

He explained that Muni would landscape the area surrounding the new 
restroom at the Munich/Geneva site. Mr. Gabancho stated that there were 
only minor modifications from the 1993 design. He explained that the length 
of the bathroom had been extended to accommodate a urinal and provide 
space for the entry door to swing inward. Mr. Gabancho stated that the interior 
would be daylighted with a skylight and glass block windows. The structure 
would be made of concrete. 

Commissioner Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 
Commissioner Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that his primary concern was how the restrooms 
were sited. He also asked if the design team had explored using the JC Decaux 
prefabricated toilets. 

Mr. Gabancho stated that they had explored the possibility of using JC Decaux 
and that that option was more expensive in terms of cost and maintenance. He 
also said that the JC Decaux toilets could not be used because their contract 
stipulated that they had to be publicly accessible and MUNI stated that they 
wanted facilities dedicated for the operators only. 

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and design of the entry doors. 

Howard Wong, Architect, DPW BOA explained that the drawings didn't 
accurately show how the doors would look. He explained that the doors would 
be stainless steel and recessed within the door frame. 

Commissioner Gatti asked if it was appropriate to place private restrooms 
within the public right of way. 

Mr. Gabancho said that the MUNI team had explored the possibility of 
purchasing land, however most property owners adjacent to the sites were not 
interested in selling only a portion of their lot. He also stated that the 
restrooms need to be a maximum of 250' or within a two-minute walk of the 
lay over point. 

Commissioner Cochran asked what the construction cost. 

Mr. Gabancho stated that each of the restrooms would cost between $120,000 
and $1 50,00 each and is approximately 83 square feet. He commented that 
the JC Decaux restrooms were approximately $200,000 each. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the cost per toilet breaks down to 
approximately $1600 per square foot. Ms. Cochran stated that for that amount 
of money a more interesting and innovative design should have been 
developed. 

Commissioner Meyer commented that he was concerned about the form and 
location of the proposed restrooms. He commented that he was very concerned 
about the image of the public realm being affected by having such a large 
object on the sidewalk. Mr. Meyer also asked if a urinal in each toilet was 
necessary and if a smaller overall footprint was possible. 

Commissioner Staffuacher-Solomon stated that she was not satisfied with the 
color, material or form of the bathrooms. 

Commissioner Gatti suggested that the design team explores the option of using 
a prefabricated restroom from JC Decaux and attempt to negotiate a more 
acceptable price and contract. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that the team consider developing a few site- 
specific options based on a standard size and material list. 

Mr. Gabancho stated that it would not be an issue to look at different color 
options, however it would difficult to change the design at this point. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the team should present to the commission 
the research and design schemes they have generated, as evidence that the 
option presented today was the most feasible solution. 



2. Lincoln Park Pump Station 

Michael Pierron presented the design scheme including the developed 
landscape design. 

Motion to approve Phase 2: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 

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Marilyn Thompson, Branch Library Bond Project Program Manager briefly 
introduced the project. She stated that the project was an addition to the 
existing Library building. She said that the project had been reviewed by the 
Landmarks staff and was determined to be compliant with the Secretary of 
Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation and had been granted a CEQA 
exemption from the San Francisco Planning Department. 

Phillip Sowers, Architect, DPW BOA presented the design concept. He 
explained that the included two new wings on either sides of the original 
building. The new wings would be set back to minimize their presence from 
the front at the front elevation. A glass-enclosed winter garden would be 
added to the rear of the building linking the existing structure with the two 
new wings. 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division presented the 
landscape concept. He stated that the configuration of the front lawn would 
remain the same. An accessible pathway will be provided on one side of the 
lawn and a new seating area will be provided at the foot of the main stairs. 
New courtyards will be located in front of the new wings facing the entry lawn. 
The rear lawn configuration will also remain the same. The existing play 
structure will be relocated and symmetrically placed berms will be added to 
the existing lawn. 

Commissioner Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that the design was very elegant and that he 
particularly liked the glass winter garden. He also commented that the 
landscaping concept was good. 

Commissioner Staffuacher-Solomon commented that the landscape design was 
excellent, however she felt the wings were missing something. She stated that 
they were not modern enough. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he was satisfied with the design. 

Commissioner Cochran agreed with the other commissioners. She stated that 
the berms should be symmetrical to keep with the overall aesthetic of the 
building design. 

Motion to approve Phase 1 & 2: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

Koret Children's Quarters Renovation 

Larry White, Landscape Architect, Moore lacofano Goltsmanjnc. presented the 
design concept for the project. Mr. White stated the majority of the work was 
master planning the play environments in the children's quarters. He 
explained that there would be several play environments that would 
encourage mobility skills, inspire imagination and provide educational tools 
about our local ecology. Mr. White commented that new pavement would 
connect the play area to other parts of the plaza in front of the carousel and 
Sharon Arts building. Decorative gateways would be used to mark the entrance 
to the play area. 

Commissioner Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 



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Commissioner Gatti asked if general visitors to Golden Gate Park can see the 
play environments. 

Mr. White explained that the play area was significantly screened along the 
perimeter by existing trees. He stated that one side has a severe slope that 
also prohibits visual access. 

Commissioner Staffuacher-Solomon asked about the design and materiality of 
the entry gates. 

Mr. White responded that the entry columns would be made of glass block and 
concrete. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if there would be significant night lighting. 

Mr. White stated that there would not be a significant amount of night 
lighting. Night use of the play are would be discouraged. He said that minimal 
lighting would be provided for security access. 

Commissioner Cochran asked about the selection process for the second artist. 
Ms. Cochran stated that the team should reexamine the design of the paving 
pattern. She also commented that she did not think the design of the columns 
was appropriate. She suggested an design that related more to the existing 
materiality and architecture of the Sharon Arts Building or perhaps a topiary. 

Commissioner Gatti summarized the comments of the commissioner. He said 
that the design team should reexamine the column design and paving pattern. 
He also stated that at phase two the team should bring perspective drawings at 
the four cardinal directions looking toward the play area from outside. The 
team should also bring materials samples to the next meeting. 

Motion: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment: 5:45 PM 

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August 18, 2003 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, August 18, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




^Agenda 

1 . Eureka Valley Recreation Center 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 & 2 approved 09/18/02, Revised Phase 1 approved with contingencies 
10/21/02, Revised Phase 2 approved 02/24/03) 
Jorge Alfaro, Architect, DPW BOA 



2. Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center 

Phase 1 

Jorge Alfaro, Architect, DPW BOA 

3. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center 
Phase 2 

(Phase 1 approved 05/20/02) 
Mike Pierron, Architect, DPW BOA 

4. 525 Golden Gate 

Phase 1 

Eric Lundquist, Principal, Heller Manus Architects 

5. Joseph Lee Recreation Center (Moved to September 22, 2003) 

Phase 1 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

Gita Dev, Architect, Dev Architects 

6. Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center Renovation 

Phase 1 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

Jean Lemanski, Architect, Lemanski & Rockwell Architects 

7. MUNI Operator Restrooms 
Phase 1 & 2 

Stacie Feng, Project Engineer, MUNI 
Peter Gabancho, Project Manager, MUNI 

8. New Business 

9. Adjournment 



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Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Rommel Taylor 415-252-3214). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

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administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
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Monday, August 18, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




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Commissioners Present: Stanlee Gatti, Andrea Cochran, Barbara 
Stauffacher Solomon 

Absent: William Meyer, Rod Freebairn-Smith 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

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1 . Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center, Phase 1 

Paul Travis, Architect, BOA DPW presented the scope of the project which is 
primarily a seismic upgrade. In addition to the seismic work the project 
included mechanical and ADA upgrades, renovation of the existing playground 
and repainting the buildings. Mr. Travis explained that the existing wood 
cantilever system is failing due to severe dryrot. He stated that the initial 
strategy was to chop off a portion of the cantilevers and remove the supporting 
concrete and steel tension rods. This would give back about 1000 square feet 
of space to the playground area. He stated that this is still the current plan for 
the renovation except that the majority of the cantilevers will remain and 
additional horizontal elements between each span will be added. These 
horizontal members however would not lend in structural support. 

Scott Burbank, Landscape Architect, DPW BOA, presented the landscape 
strategy for the site. He explained that the goal for the landscape was to 
improve overall circulation and provide a more clear entry sequence. 

Mr. Travis described the design for a new decorative entry gate. He explained 
that the form of the gate related to the form of the existing roof structure. 

Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

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around the circular planter. She also stated that she did not like the form of 
the gate. The relationship of the gate form to the shape of the roof was not 
easily recognizable. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the gate design should be simplified. She 
commented that the wood bench around the concrete planter should be 
continuous rather than individual seats. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he liked the gate design. He also stated that 
the single seats around the concrete planter were more inviting than a 
continous bench. 



Motion: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Eureka Valley Recreation Center, Phase 3 

Jorge Alfaro, Architect, DPW BOA presented the material selection for the 
fence, gate and geodesic dome play structure. 

Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 



Motion to approve Phase 3: Stauffacher-Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center 

Mary Tienken, Project Director, Recreation and Park introduced the project 
and project team. 

Kathleen O'Day, Landscape Architect, Recreation and Park reviewed the 
existing site conditions and landscape strategy for the park, play areas and 
building courtyard. 

Mike Pierron, Architect, DPW BOA presented the scope of work for the project. 
He stated that the purpose of the project was to replace the existing Ocean 
view Recreation Center with a new multipurpose Community Center. The new 
program for the Community Center consists of a community room, preschool, 
art room, teen room, weight room, gymnasium and support facilities. The 
grouping of buildings forms a courtyard open to the expansive southern views. 

Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the project was well designed. She asked 
what the bands in the yard were made of. 

Ms. O'day answered that different types of grass would be used to create the 
bands with a more subtle differentiation than shown in the drawings. 

Commissioner Gatti asked if there would be any type of landscaping alone the 
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Ms. O'Day answered that in certain areas shrubs would be planted. 



Motion to approve Phase 2: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. 525 Golden Gate Avenue-San Francisco Law Library, Phase 1 

Yomi Aguniade, Architect, Office of the City Architect introduced the scope of 
the project. He stated that the previous concept proposed demolishing the 
existing building and constructing a new larger building. Mr. Agunbiade 
explained that this concept proved to be cost prohibitive. He introduced 
Jeffrey Heller, Senior Principal, Heller Manus Architects, to present the new 
proposal. 

Jeffrey Heller stated the scope of the work proposed renovating the existing 
building at 525 Golden Gate. The renovated building would house the San 
Francisco Law Library, San Francisco Justice Center and city offices. Mr. Heller 
stated that the structure of the existing building would be reused. The existing 
cladding would be removed and replaced with glass. He stated that an 
additional floor would be added with an accessible outdoor area. The scope of 
work would also include a seismic upgrade to meet current code requirements. 

Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran asked about the shape of the columns at the base of the 
building. She also asked if the material along the base of the building was also 
glass. 

Mr. Heller explained that the existing structural configuration determined the 
shape of the columns and that more detailed drawings showing how the 
columns meet the ground would be presented in the phase two review. He also 
stated that the base material was a green stone. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that the number of windows along the Redwood 
Street seemed small. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that the shape of the roof overhang 
should be explored further. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that at the Phase 2 review they should present 
further exploration of the facade along Redwood Street, studies of the roof 
overhang and public art options. 



Motion to approve Phase 1: Stauffacher-Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center Renovation, Phase 1 

Jean Lemanski, Principal, Lemanski Rockwell explained that the proposed 
project was a renovation of the existing facilities. The concept for the new 
design was to create a stronger connection with the park and surrounding 
neighborhood. The existing rectangular buildings are retained except for the 
central lobby building. This building is removed to create an open pedestrian 
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not change the programmatic use of the building. A new circular building is 
proposed as an additive alternate scheme. This building functions as a 
performance/multipurpose space. Ms. Lemanski stated that the intended 
material palette would use natural colors and textures. 

Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that is was important to include the 
performance space because with out it the scheme falls apart. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he understood the rational behind bifurcating 
the buildings, however it seemed to take away some of the mystery of the 
site. He stated that discovering the paths that lead around the building to the 
park is part of the character of the building and site. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she wanted to see more landscape 
development along the Scott Street elevation. 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, Arts Commission stated that it is 
critical that any issues regarding existing murals be resolved before the design 
process begins and before presentation to the Civic Design Committee. 



Motion to approve Phase 1 contingent upon resolution of the existing mural 
issue: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. MUNI Operator Restrooms, Phase 1 & 2 

Peter Gabancho, Project Manager, MUNI stated that an attempt was made to 
determine if the JC Decaux company could provide prefabricated restrooms. 
He stated that a conversation with a representative form the company 
reiterated the logistical and policy constraints noted in the presentation to the 
Civic Design Committee last month. Mr. Gabancho continued to present the 
revised schemes. He explained that the form had not change significantly since 
the last meeting, however the way the concrete finish was treated and the 
form of the skylight had changed. 

Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that she supported using a simple 
board formed pattern for the concrete and flat skylight. 



Motion to approve Phase 1 & 2: Stauffacher-Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. New Business 

8. Adjournment: 6:30 p.m 

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^CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, September 15, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




Agenda (Revised) 



1. Fixed Pedestal News Racks (Item moved to October meeting) 
Phase 3 

Brit Wardlow, Transit Supervisor, Clear Channel Outdoor 

2. SOMA Office, Restrooms and Maintenance Building 
Phase 1 & 2 

Mary Tienken, Project Director, Recreation and Park 

3. 525 Golden Gate Avenue 

Phase 2 (Phase 1 approved 08/18/03) 

Jeffery Heller, Principal, Heller Manus Architects 

4. Joseph Lee Recreation Center and Playground Renovation 

Phase 1 

Gita Dev, Principal, Dev Architects 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

5. Palace of Fine Arts Lagoon and Park Restoration (Phase HA) 

Informational Presentation 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

6. Palace of Fine Arts Building Restoration (Phase MB an III) 
Phase 1 8t 2 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

7. New Business 

8. Adjournment 

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consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of celt phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, September 15, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




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Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, William Meyer, Rod Freebairn- 
Smith Barbara Stauffacher Solomon 

Absent: Stanlee Gatti 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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Call To Order: 3:05 P.M. 

1 . 525 Golden Gate, Phase 2 

Jeffery Heller, Principal, Heller Manus Architects reviewed the information 
presented at the Civic Design meeting on August 18,2003. He stated that there 
were three issues expressed by the commission at the last meeting and that the 
design team had addressed those concerns. 

Mr. Heller presented alternative design studies of the roof. He stated that he 
felt strongly that the curved option was the best solution in terms of form and 
site context. Mr. Heller explained that they had further developed the design 
for the base of the building. Three columns that come to grade would now 
define the main entry. The columns along the perimeter of the building will sit 
on a green concrete base. Mr. Heller said that the windows on the facade along 
Redwood Street had been revised. Per the comments at the last civic design 
meeting, the windows had been enlarged. The overall color palette will keep 
with the colors of the surrounding civic buildings. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she liked the design solution in general and 
specifically liked the modifications presented as option 1 . 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that the prior scheme with smaller 
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other facades. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about programming at street level. He 
stated that there should be some thought as to how the public can physically 
interact with the visually open facade. Mr. Freebairn-Smith also asked if 
security equipment would affect the design at street level. 

Mr. Heller stated that the current program for the building does not include 
provisions for open space at street level. He also stated that any security 
equipment added would have minimal affect on the design concept. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the overall design idea was fine however he 
felt that the roof was too dramatic and drew attention to the building. Mr. 
Meyer agreed with commissioner Cochran that the smaller windows along 
Redwood Street worked better with the design. 

Motion to approve Phase 2 exclusive of roof design. 
Motion: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 

Motion to approve roof design as presented in Option 1 contingent upon 

review and tie breaking vote of commissioner Gatti. 

Motion: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimous 

Yes- Cochran, Freebairn-Smith 

No- Meyer, Staffaucher -Solomon 



2. SOMA Office, Restrooms and Maintenence Building, Phase 1 & 2 

Mary Tinken, Project Director, Recreation and Park reviewed the scope of 
work. The project site is located south of market bounded by Folsom Street, 
Columbia Square, Harrison Street and Sherman Street. She stated that the 
project would provide support functions for Recreation and Park staff servicing 
the adjacent park and ball fields. The existing Bessie Carmichael School is 
being demolished and rebuilt across the street from the park. 

Damon Louie, architectural associate, Recreation and Park presented the 
design concept. He stated that the building would be approximately 675 square 
feet and that the program for the building was for restroom facilities, office 
space and maintenance equipment storage. The design is inspired by the loft 
architecture surrounding the site. The general material palette consists of 
concrete, painted stucco, galvanized corrugated metal panels, and sod roof. 
The material choices reflect the function of the different spaces. The sod roof 
is being used as a prototype for future Recreation and Park buildings. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Freebaim- Smith asked about the hours of operation for the 
facility and if there was plan for exterior lighting. Mr. Freebairn- Smith 
expressed concern about the use of the sod roof. He asked if provisions were 
made in the design to handle excessive rainwater run off. He stated that the 
entire building should be looked at in terms of green building concepts not just 
the roof. 

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basic security lighting would be provided. He also stated that the drainage 
system for the sod roof would be able to handle any overflow generated by 
excessive rain. 

Ms. Tinken stated that Recreation and Park has an expert green building 
consultant on the team. 

Commissioner Stauffacher- Solomon commented that she liked the use of 
corrugated metal and would like to see some studies in color. 

Commissioner Cochran commented that the overall design was handsome, 
however she had concerns about the cost of the roof in terms of installation 
and mantainence. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he would like to see a stronger color scheme. 
He commented that the overall design was good. He strongly recommended 
further research in sod roof systems before final design. If the roof drainage 
system fails it will leave costly mud stains on the exterior finishes. 



Motion to approve Phase 1 6 2 

Motion: Staff aucher- Solomon Vote: Unanimous 



3. Joseph Lee Recreation Center and Playground Renovation, Phase 1 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW-BOA reviewed the scope of work for the 
project. She stated that the renovation became a project as a result of 
Proposition A, $110 million 10 year General Obligation Bond and Proposition C, 
a continuation of the Open Space Fund, in order to implement the Recreation 
and Park Department's $400 million Capital Improvement Plan. Ms. Chen 
explained that the site is located in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood 
and is bound by Mendell Street, Oakdale Avenue and Newcomb Avenue. The 
back of the building is adjacent to an existing San Francisco Unified School 
district building and parking lot. There are two historically significant murals 
on the gymnasium and the auditorium. The auditorium is slated for demolition 
and renovation of the facade of the gymnasium is proposed. Ms. Chen 
introduced Gita Dev, Principal, Dev Architects to present the proposed design. 

Ms. Dev explained that the proposed design renovates the old gymnasium with 
a new curved metal roof, larger windows on eastern facade and new skylights. 
She explained that the windows were being added for aesthetic reasons and to 
comply with energy requirements. The new roof form matches the geometry of 
the glue laminated wood beams of the interior. She explained that the roof was 
leaking and that the parapet needed to be removed. The mural on the 
gymnasium will also be removed. She stated that the auditorium will be 
demolished and a new wall erected at the eastern portion of the site. The 
mural will be recreated on this wall and will be a backdrop to the site. The 
rest of the building program will be pushed up against the southern and eastern 
walls of the gymnasium in an L configuration opening up space along Oakdale 
Avenue for play areas and green space. A new glass enclosed entry lobby will 
face Oakdale Avenue. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

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Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the community was fully behind the 
proposed design and destruction of the murals. 

Ms. Dev stated that there had been meetings with the community and the artist 
and that the feedback had been positive. 

Commissioner Staffaucher-Solomon stated that the windows along the western 
facade of the gymnasium should remain as is. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if other design solutions for the gymnasium had 
been explored that might afford the opportunity to save the murals. She 
recommended that a waterproofing expert be consulted to develop solutions 
that would save the existing roof. She commented that the new skylights 
should provide enough natural light. The facade along Newcomb Avenue turns 
its back unto the community and is poor urban design gesture. Ms. Cochran 
stated that she would like to see the design for the fence along Oakdale 
Avenue. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that he would like to see the design of 
the proposed wall that will have the replication of the auditorium mural. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the basic design was good, particularly the 
new entry lobby. He commented that the roof for the lobby building was a nice 
counterpoint to the form of the gymnasium. Mr. Meyer stated that he 
advocated saving the mural and that waterproofing issue should not drive the 
decision to reshape the entire gymnasium roof. He also commented that the 
commission needed to see a drawing of the east elevation. 

Ms. Chen explained that the design team had met with the artist three times 
and he was excited at the possibility of doing a new piece on the renovated 
gymnasium. She stated that he is also happy that the mural on the auditorium 
will be replicated on the site in a new location. 

Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Program Manager, clarified that Dewey 
Crumpler, the artist, was under the impression that no other options were 
possible. Regarding the replication of the auditorium mural, Mr. Crumpler will 
not be repainting it but supervising a small team of artist to create the replica. 
Ms. Lehane stated that this was an important mural within the community 
mural movement in general and an important icon to the Bayview/Hunter's 
Point community specifically. 

Mary Tinken explained the political climate behind the renovation of this site. 
She commented that Mayor's Office of Community Development has a specific 
task force studying the possibilities of creating a town center in the entire 
block bounded by Third Street, Lane Street, Oakdale Avenue and Newcomb 
Ave. Ms. Timken also pointed out the Shelley Bradford Bell, Executive Director, 
Bayview Opera House was interested in the complete demolition of the 
recreation center and relocation of the Opera House to the shipyard. 

Ms. Chen asked the commission if they could move for an approval with 
contingencies so that the team can move forward with the design. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the design of the roof is integral to the look 
of the building and cannot be isolated from the mural issue. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the issue of placing windows along the western 
facade is one of setting design priorities. If the waterproofing issue is resolved 
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Skylights will provide more that enough natural light for the space. 

Motion to approve demolition of auditorium and general placement of new 
programatic elements, exclusive of gymnasium design, Phase 1 
Motion: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 



Palace of Fine Arts Lagoon and Park Restoration (PhasellA), Informational 
Presentation 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA reviewed the overall scope of the 
renovation project. She explained that this phase of the project was to restore 
the lagoon ecosystem and stabilize the lagoon edge conditions. Ms. Chen stated 
that the office of Royston Hanamoto Alley and Abey Landscape Architects 
would be the consulting architects on the project. 



5. Palace of Fine Arts Building Restoration (Phase MB and III), Phase 1 & 2 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA explained that this phase of work 
focused on the upgrade of the Rotunda, colonnade and Peristyle. She stated 
that the scope of the project included seismic and accessibility upgrades as 
well as other code mandated upgrades. Ms. Chen introduced Charles Duncan, 
architect, Carey & Co. Architects, Inc. 

Mr. Duncan explained that the Rotunda would require very minimal seismic 
work due to its inherently stable form. Most of the work on the Rotunda would 
focus on repairing the ceiling. The structures that form the colonnade would 
require more significant work. Mr. Duncan stated that the work done on the 
colonnade would be completely invisible once completed. The scope of work 
would also include removing animal deposits, biological growth, paint and 
graffiti, efflorescence and water staining and repairing of concrete spalls. 



Motion to approve phase 1 & 2 

Motion:Staffaucher- Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. New Business 

7. Adjournment 6:00 P.M 

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October 20, 2003 

^CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, October 20, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




^Agenda 

1 . Clear Channel Outdoor- Fixed Pedestal News Rack Phase 3 
Britt Wardlow, Transit Supervisor 

2. Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority-Underground Parking Facility Phase 2 
&3 

(Phase 1 reviewed 01/27/03, Phase 1 approved with contingencies 05/19/03) 
Geoff Adams, Associate Partner, Gordon H. Chong & Partners 

3. New Business 

4. Adjournment 

Revision Date 



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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Rommel Taylor 415-252-3214). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
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October 20,2003 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, October 20, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




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^Minutes 

Commissioners Present: Stanlee Gatti, Barbara Stauffacher- 
Solomon, William Meyer, Andrea Cochran, Rod Freebairn-Smith 



/ ' Staff Present: Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 



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Call To Order: 3:10 p.m 

1 . Clear Channel Outdoor Fixed Pedastal News Racks-Phase 3 

Brit Wardlow, Transit Supervisor stated that she was seeking a phase 3 
approval. She explained that the phase 1 and 2 approvals were given sometime 
in late 1999 early 2000. Ms. Wardlow explained that she was not involved in the 
project at that time. 

Commissioner Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti asked if the design of the news racks had changed since the 
previous reviews. He also asked specifically about the coin collections 
mechanism. Mr. Gatti also asked for clarification of the advertising element. 

Ms. Wardlow explained that the design had not changed from the previously 
approved design. The coin collection element had not changed from the 
approved design. Ms. Wardlow explained that there would be one illuminated 
advertisement at the back of the news rack. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked how many of these news racks were being 
installed. He also asked for clarification regarding the target audience for the 
advertisements in terms of physical position. 

Ms. Wardlow explained that the advertisements were directed at pedestrians 
however where aligned to be visible by drivers passing by. She stated that the 
original contract with DPW was for 500 news racks. The initial installation 
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Commissioner Meyer asked if there was a material sample available for review. 

Ms. Wardlow presented a painted sample to the commission. 

Commissioner Gatti asked about maintenance. 

Ms. Wardlow stated the Clear Channel would be responsible for maintenance. 
The current schedule would be 1-2 times per week. 

Motion: Meyer 
Vote: 

Yes- Cochran, Meyer, Gatti, Stauffacher-Solomon 
No- Freebairn-Smith 

2. Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority Underground Parking Facility-Phase 2 
&3 

Michael Ellzey, Executive Director, Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority 
stated that the they were seeking a phase 2 and 3 approval. Mr. Ellzey 
reviewed the scope of the project and city approval history. He introduced 
Geoff Adams, Associate Partner, Gordon H. Chong & Partners, to present the 
design. 

Mr. Adams stated that at the last Civic Design meeting there were three issue 
that the committee wanted the design team to address: more descriptive 
drawings of the size and location of the garage vent shafts; more developed 
design for the guardrails above the garage auto and pedestrian entries; exterior 
signage design. Mr. Adams presented drawings depicting the construction and 
placement of the vent shafts. He explained that the sites for the vent shafts 
were chosen to minimize their presence. He stated that the vents were 
wrapped in steel mesh that would allow vines to grow around the shaft to 
further conceal their presence. Mr. Adams presented detailed drawings of the 
guardrail design including materials samples. Mr. Adams explained that most of 
the signage for the garage would be interior way finding systems. He stated 
that any exterior signage would conform to the graphics masterplan outlined by 
the Recreation and Parks Department. 

Commissioner Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he was concerned that the form presented for 
the guardrails might have some fabrication issues. The curvilinear form would 
require very low manufacturing tolerances so that it would look the same as 
presented. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she liked the design and didn't feel 
fabrication would be an issue. She also commented that there doesn't seem to 
be enough depth of soil at the guardrail above the pedestrian entry. She 
recommended a solid curb instead. 

Mr. Adams stated that most of the pieces would be prefabricated at the shop to 
insure the highest level of quality. Mr. Adams said that a solid curb was a good 
suggestion and they would explore that option. 

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Mr. Adams stated that the Recreation and Parks Department had hired a 
graphics consultant to develop graphics systems for the entire park. Exterior 
signage to the garage would conform to any standards developed by the 
consultant team. 



Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. New Business 

4. Adjournment: 4:00 p.m. 

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November 17, 2003 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, November 17, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




^Agenda 

1 . JP Murphy Clubhouse 
Phase 1 

Roggerio Bittencourt, Architect, DPW BOA 

John Thomas, LAndscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division 

2. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center and Ocean View Park 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 approved with contingencies 05/20/02, Phase 2 approved 08/18/03) 

Mike Pierron, Architect, DPW BOA 

Kathleen O'DAy, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division 

3. La Grande Tank Replacement Project 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 approved 11/18/02, Phase 2 approved 02/24/03) 
Stanley So, Architect, DPW BOA 

4. New Business 

5. Adjournment 

Revision Date 11/14/03 



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Notices 

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consideration of the item. 

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November 17,2003 






CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, November 17, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 




^Minutes 

Commissioners Present: Stanlee Gatti, Andrea Cochran, William Meyer, 
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Rod Freebairn-Smith 

Absent: all present 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 3:10 p.m. 

1. J. P. Murphy Clubhouse Phase 1 

Denise Loo, Project Manager, Recreation and Park introduced the project. Ms. 
Loo stated that there had been several community presentations starting in 
April with the most recent being last month. Ms. Loo also reviewed the scope 
of work for the project. She explained that the project consisted of a 
renovation and expansion of the existing facility as well as accessibility 
improvements. The expansion would add new storage and a multipurpose 
room. The renovations included new doors and windows, refinished floors, 
repainted exterior walls and a new roof. Ms. Loo introduced Roggerio 
Bittencourt, architect, DPW BOA. 

Mr. Bittencourt explained that for the most part the building was exactly the 
same. The new storage and multipurpose room would be located at the gound 
floor level. The material and color would match the existing building. 

John Thomas, landscape architect, DPW BOE presented the landscape 
improvements. He explained that there would be new play structures and 
improved courtyard areas for more public oriented functions. 

Commissioner Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

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Commissioner Cochran commented that it was difficult to get a sense of the 
materiality from the drawings. She also commented that it might be difficult to 
match the existing colors. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that she did not like the colors and 
that the team should study other color options. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he liked the overall building design. He agreed 
with commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon that different colors should be 
explored. He stated that the team should look at different hues and values 
with in the color palette presented. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he liked the forms and color choice. He felt 
that they were appropriate to the architectural style. Mr. Gatti commented 
that the presentation was also well done. He recommended that they return 
for a combined phase 2 and 3. 

Motion to approve Phase 1 : Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center and Oceanview Park Phase 3 

Michael Pierron, architect, stated that there were no changes in the design 
since the Phase 2 approval. 



Motion to approve Phase 3: Freebaim-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. La Grande tank Replacement Project Phase 3 

Stanley So, Architect , DPW, BOA introduced the project. He stated the project 
designed had evolved with community input since October of 2002. 

Arts commission staff asked for specific community meeting dates. 

Howard Fung, Project Manager, PUC stated that he would forward to the Arts 
Commission a list with the meeting dates. 

Mr. Fung stated that the PUC along with DPW had been making revisions on the 
overall design since February of 2003. Based on community comments, the 
design team attempted to make the tower more prominent but not 
overwhelming. Engineering issues and functionality were also at the top of the 
list during redesign. Mr. Fung commented that the color would remain the 
same based on community input. 

Richard Newirth, Executive Director, Arts Commission asked Mr. Fung to clarify 
that the project design being presented today not the same design approved by 
the Civic Design Committee on February 24, 2003. 

Mr. Fung stated that today was the first time these design changes were being 
presented to the Civic Design Committee. 

Mr. Newirth asked for clarification on what community groups were in support 
of the current design. 

Mr. Fung stated that over 1,000 people had been notified of community design 
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Commissioner Gatti stated that the only public comment the other 
commissioners should consider are the ones offered today either verbally or via 
submitted letter. Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment 

Robin Chiang, architect , board member San Francisco Beautiful, expressed his 
opinion against the proposal. 

Michael Alexander, architect, board member San Francisco Beautiful, 
expressed his opinion against the proposal. 

Franco Mancini, President, Friends of McLaren Park, expressed his opinion 
against the proposal. 

Fran Marton via letter read by Mr. Mancini, expressed her opinion against the 
proposal. 

Commissioner Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the new proposal presented was generally 
fine. He agreed with the addition of the pilasters to frame the access stair. He 
commented that the color scheme should looked at further. Mr. Meyer felt that 
the screen at the top of the tower should be removed. He expressed that the 
form of the tower should be studied further. 

Commissioner Staufacher Solomon stated that previously approved proposal 
was stronger. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the she would prefer a tower that is clearly 
of an industrial aesthetic. She commented that she would urge the designers to 
explore options that did not included excessive decoration. In general she felt 
the design was acceptable. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith commented that the site plan should be 
revisited and the form of the tank studied further. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that stated that the presented design was 
acceptable, however he was not pleased with the process. Mr. Gatti stated that 
this was clearly a phase 2 review and not a phase 3 because the design had 
drastically changed. He stated that to approve the design the team needed to 
present additional schemes that illustrated the process of reaching the current 
design. 

Martha Ketterer, landscape architect, DPW BOE briefly reviewed the site plan. 
She explained that the plan had not changed since the previous review. 

Commissioner Gatti recommended that the design team return to the Civic 
Design Committee for a combined phase 2 and phase 3 review. 



4. New Business 

5. Adjournment 4:50 p.m. 

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Monday, January 26, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



Agenda 



1. Coffman Pool 
Phase 2 

(Phase 1 approved 01/27/03) 

Pamela Collier, Project Architect, Levy Design Partners 

Tony Leung, Project Director, Recreation and Park 

2. La Grande Tank Replacement Project 
Phase 2 

(Phase 1 approved 11/18/02, Phase 2 approved 02/24/03, Phase 3 reviewed 
11/17/03) 
Stanley So, Architect, DPW BOA 



New Business 
Adjournment 



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Monday, January 26, 2004 

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Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Rod 
Freebairn-Smith 

Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Andrea Cochran 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor, Kristen 
Zaremba 



Call To Order: 3:05 p.m. 

1. Coffman Pool, Phase 2 

Pamela Collier, Project Manager, Levy Design Partners introduced the project 
team: Katie Taylor, project architect, Levy Design Partners; Michael Timoff, 
landscape architect, DPW BOE- Landscape Division; Roggerrio Bittencourt, 
architect, DPW BOA; Tony Leung, project manager, Recreation and Park. Ms. 
Collier briefly reviewed the scope of the project and that there had not been any 
changes in program or massing of the building. Ms. Collier stated that there had 
been further refinement of the exterior of the building. The skylights had been 
relocated from a southern orientation to a northern orientation. The window 
configurations had been regularized to allow for more operable conditions and to 
minimize potential replacement costs. The entry building is more transparent to 
maximize eyes on the park. A structural and light gauge steel system is being used 
instead of wood framing. The exterior finish material will be porcelain tiles and 
integral color cement plaster. 

Ms. Collier introduced Michael Timoff, landscape architect, to present the 
landscape plan for the site. 

Michael Timoff, landscape architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division, explained that 
the primary goals of the landscape plan are to create a buffer around the patio 
area as well as maximize safety and visibility. Mr. Timoff stated that several trees 
would be removed to accommodate a slightly large building footprint. He 
explained that many of the trees being removed are diseased with canker and 
have been recommended for removal by the department's arborist. Mr. Timoff 
explained that the conceptual idea for the proposed planting would be to use 
mostly California native, drought tolerant and low maintenance species. The 
planting scheme is designed to show color somewhere on the site year round, 
species would be grouped together in terms of similar watering and sunlight 
requirements and Red Fescue lawn planting throughout the site. Mr. Timoff stated 
that Sycamore and Melalueca would be the primary tree species. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that the overall building design was 
fine. She would prefer fewer colors in the tiles. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the building design was good and that the 
presentation was very thorough. Mr. Meyer asked about the function of the solar 
panels on the roof. 

Ms. Collier explained that the panels would be used to assist in heating the pool 
water. 

Commissioner Freebairn Smith stated concern about the water needs of the 
sycamore trees in relation to a proposed low maintenance plan. Mr. Freebairn 
smith also expressed concern about winter light penetration into the building from 
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Mr. Timoff stated that a primary goal of the planting scheme was to provide a 
year round windbreak and security around the patio at the western side of the 
building. 

Motion: Freebaim-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

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Monday, February 23, 2004 

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^ Agenda 

1 . Phase III MUNI Operator Restrooms 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1,2,3 reviewed 07/12/03, Phase ia2 approved 08/16/03) 
Howard Wong, Architect, DPW BOA 
Peter Gabancho, Project Manager, MUNI 

2. India Basin Shoreline Park Bathroom Storage Facility 
Phase 1 

Todd Jersey, Architect, Todd Jersey Architecture 



3. Northpoint Facility wet Weather Improvements 
Phase 1 a 2 

Mike Plerron, Architect, DPW BOA 

4. La Grande Tank Replacement Project 
Phase 2 (revisions) 

(Phase 1 approved 11/18/02, Phase 2 approved 02/24/03, Phase 3 rejected 

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Stanley So, Architect, DPW BOA 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

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Monday, February 23, 2004 

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Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, 
Andrea Cochran 

Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Rod Freebairn-Smith 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order 3:05 p.m. 

1. Phase III MUNI Operator Restrooms- Phase 3 



Motion Phase III MUNI Operator Restrooms-Phase 3: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 



2. India Basin Shoreline Park Bathroom/Storage Facility-Phase 1 

Joe Ingenito, Bay Area Urban Parks Program Director, The Trust for Public 
Land, briefly reviewed the project scope. He stated that the bathroom and 
storage facility was part of a larger park design which included new 
walkways, picnic tables with barbeque units, benches, restored wetland, 
two play areas, a basketball court and a nautilus-patterned viewing 
platform. The site is located in the Bay view/Hunter's Point district along 
the shoreline on Hunter's Point Blvd. Mr. Ingenito introduced Sam Kingor, 
Architect, Todd Jersey Architecture to present the design. 



Sam Kingor, Architect, Todd Jersey Architecture stated that the bathroom 
would be located in an industrial area of the Bayview/Hunter's Point 
neighborhood. The location of the structure would provide ample visual 
access to the shoreline and the overall site. He explained that the bathroom 
storage structure would be made from a reused section of a large vegetable 
oil tank secured to a concrete platform foundation. The tank will be 
divided in half, one side for storage and the other side divided in half to 
form the restrooms. Mr. Kingor stated that a metal trellis would wrap the 
building. The trellis would be decorated with custom designed metal 
foliage. He commented that there would also be an ornamental metal 
canopy at the drinking fountain station. The entry to the bathrooms would 
be designated by custom metal screen. 



Commissioner Cochran asked if there were any other new buildings being 
constructed on the site. 



Mr. Kingor stated that this was the only new building in the park. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon asked if there were images available 
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Mr. Kingor stated that they did not have images. 



Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 



Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 



Commissioner Cochran asked why there were seats around the drinking 
fountain. 

Mr. Kingor answered that the drinking fountain area was envisioned as an 
informal gathering point. 

Commissioner Cochran asked why the structure was sited where it is. 



Mr. Ingenito explained that the structure was sited to maximize sightlines 
from the street. Further, the grade is level with the street, which made 
tying into plumbing infrastructure more efficient. 



Commissioner Cochran felt that it was a very good idea to reuse the storage 
tank for the new building. She commented that the cupola at the top of the 
structure seemed inconsistent with the aesthetic of the building. Ms. 
Cochran said that she would prefer to see real vines rather than ones 
fabricated from steel. She also stated that the metal flower ornamentation 
was too small in relation to the scale of the tank. Ms. Cochran commented 
that the water fountain canopy seemed over designed. She felt that the 
money spent on the elaborate canopy could be better used elsewhere in the 
project. 



Commissioner Staffaucher Solomon agreed with Commissioner Cochran 
regarding using real planting and the cupola at the top of the building. She 
also stated that she would like to see bolder colors used. 



Commissioner Meyer stated that the industrial context is not immediately 
adjacent to the proposed structure so it should not drive the design. He 
agreed that the cupola is inappropriate for the overall design, however he 
felt the metal foliage was a good idea. Regarding the fountain canopy, he 
agreed that it was too much design for such a small element of the project. 



Commissioner Cochran reiterated that any decoration should be of an 
appropriate scale in relation to the tank, reinforcing the industrial qualities 
of the reused tank. 

Mr. Igenito commented that the architecture team developed the design in 
collaboration with the community. He stated that there was an expressed 
desire to make the restroom to down play the industrial look and that it be 
vandal resistant. 



Commissioner Meyer stated that the team should return to the committee with a 
design that addresses the expressed concerns of the commissioners. 



3. Northpoint Facility Wet Weather Improvements-Phase 162 



Manfred Wong, Project Manager, PUC briefly reviewed the scope of the 
project and location. He introduced Fara Perez, architect, DPW BOA to 
present the details of the project. 



Fara Perez, architect, DPW BOA stated that the project included the 
construction of a new 700sq. ft. dumpster enclosure that will be attached to 
an existing structure, landscape improvements which includes a new wider 
gate, and the addition of two new storage tanks. Ms. Perez stated that there 
would be additional infrastructural work at the site, however the majority 
of that work would be underground. She also explained that all of the 
exterior work would be located within the walls of the facility site. 



Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 



Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 



Commissioner Cochran stated that the design was satisfactory and had no 
comments. 



Commissioner Staffaucher Solomon commented that the design was fine. 



Commissioner Meyer stated that the design was fine. He asked how the 
corners were finished on the corrugated metal siding. 



Ms. Perez answered that the corners would be miter cut offsite then welded 
together onsite. 



Motion to approve Northpoint Facility Wet Weather Improvements-Phase 162: 

Cochran 

Vote: Unanimous 



4. La Grande Tank Replacement Project-Phase 2 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, briefly reviewed the history 
of the project as indicated in the Civic Design committee minutes. He 
stated that the project was first reviewed on November 18, 2002 for Phase 
1. Commissioners Meyer, Freebairn-Smith, Stauffacher- Solomon, 
Cochran were present. The project was approved unanimously. The 
second review was on February 24, 2003 for Phase 2. Commissioners 
Freebairn-Smith, Stauffacher- Solomon, Cochran were present. The project 
was unanimously approved. The third review of the project was on 
November 17, 2003 for Phase 3. Commissioners Meyer, Freebairn-Smith, 
Stauffacher- Solomon, Cochran, and Gatti were present. The project was 
rejected for phase three because there had been significant revision to the 
design since the previously approved Phase 2, the community process was 
not clearly defined and the design team did not adequately show the design 
process the used to arrive at the final scheme. Commissioner 
Freebairn-Smith asked for a more defined site plan, Commissioner, 
Stauffacher- Solomon preferred the design presented at Phase 2. 
Commissioner Gatti stated that the design team return for a combined 
Phase 2 & 3 and present additional schemes outlining the design process 
that lead to the current design. 



Mr. Ryan Cayubyub, Manager, PUC briefly reviewed the design criteria for 
the project. He stated that the tower needed to be at an optimal height of 
80' and uniform diameter of 28'. These dimensions maximize the 
performance of the water tank. He also stated that the access and safety 
systems must comply with all currently accepted guidelines. Finally the 
design of the tank must maximize seismic stability. 



Mr. Cayubyub reviewed the community outreach process. He explained 



that the design was'a direct result of many meetings with a wide variety of 
community groups and individuals. He reiterated that the community is in 
favor of the design and the current design satisfies the criteria outlined by 
the PUC. 



Mark Dorian, Bureau Manager, DPW BOA reviewed the key design 
features and decisions regarding the modified design. He reiterated Mr. 
Cayubyub's comments on the extensive community involvement in the 
design process. Mr. Dorian stated that the form and color of the tower was 
directly influenced by community voices. He commented that further 
modifications like the conical screen element at the top of the tower were 
added to address concerns as stated by the Friends of McLaren Park. Mr. 
Dorian also presented a visual history of design schemes that lead to the 
final scheme presented today. The final scheme is a more sculptural form 
with a more uniformly integrated stair. The color has remained sky-blue as 
requested by community groups and the fence has been redesigned to 
integrate better with the overall design plan. 



Jeet Baswa, Manager, PUC explained to the commission that this was the 
first of six projects out the gate of an 3.6 billion dollar capital improvement 
plan being undertaken by the PUC. He commented that the project is 
currently 6 months behind schedule and would urge the commissioners to 
approve the project. 



Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 



Franco Mancini, Friends of McLaren Park, expressed opposition to the 
project. 



Joe Johnson, Portola Merchant Association expressed support for the 
project. 



Sharon Eberhardt, Cayuga Improvement Association, expressed support for 
the project. 



Rebecca Silverberg, Excelsior Improvement Association, expressed support 
for the project. 






Claire Zvanski, District 1 1 Council Member and Excelsior resident, 
expressed support for the project. 



Mary Harris, District 1 1 Council President, expressed support for the 
project. 



Dwayne Jusino, Community Alliance of Portola & Silver Terrace, 
expressed support for the project. 



Bill Carlin, CAPS, expressed support for the project. 



Lucia Paulazzo, Excelsior District Action Committee, expressed support for 
the project. 



Pat Martel, General Manager, PUC stated the importance of this project in 



terms of the security and safety function it provides. Ms. Martel explained 
that this has truly been a collaborative effort between agencies as well as 
the community. She urged the commissioners to approve the project. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 



Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon still supports the originally approved 
Phase 2 design scheme. 



Commissioner Meyer asked why the team changed the design from the 
originally approved Phase 2 scheme. 



Stanley So, Architect, DPW BOA stated that the revisions were made in 
response to community input and comments made by the Friends of 
McLaren Park. He said that the design was an attempt to compromise on 
different aesthetic ideas. 



Commissioner Cochran stated that the originally approved Phase 2 was 
acceptable particularly in light of expressed community support for the 
design. 



Commissioner Meyer stated that he could not support the current design with the 
screen on top. He liked the originally approved Phase 2 design as well with the 
addition of the integrated stair as presented today. 



Motion to approve La Grande Tank Replacement Project Phase 2 as presented 

at the February 2003 meeting including the integrated saftey stair design: 

Cochran 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. New Business 

Presentation by Lick Wilmerding High School students. Alternative possibilites for 
the La Grande Tank project. 

6. Adjournment 5:30 p.m 

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Monday, March 15, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



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1 . Embarcadero Odor and Corrosion Control Ventilation Elements 
Phase 1 a 2 

Jignesh Desai PE, Sanitary Engineer, SFPUC 

2. Argonne Clubhouse 
Phase 1 & 2 

Damon Louie, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

3. Sigmund Stern Grove Concert Meadow 
Phase 1 & 2 

(Informational presentation October 21, 2002) 
Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW 

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Monday, March 15, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 

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Commissioners Present: Stanlee Gatti, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, 
Andrea Cochran, William Meyer, Rod Freebairn-Smith 

Absent: None 

Staff Present: Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 3:10 p.m 

1 . Embarcadero Odor and Corrosion Control Ventilation Elements, Phase 1 and 2 

Jignesh Desai, sanitary engineer, SFPUC presented the project.He explained that 
project was to install 10-11 ventilation elements along the Embarcadero corridor . 
The goal of the project is to reduce corrosion of infrastructure and to reduce 
sewer odors to pedestrians using the Embarcadero. Mr. Desai explained that the 
ventilation elements would be approximately 14' tall and constructed of either 
non-corrosive lined stainless steel or FRP(fiber reinforced plastic). The design 
team is recommending that the ventilation elements be painted either 
Embarcadero Blue or Embarcadero Gray. He stated that the elements would be 
located in the median along the Embarcadero. 

Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon asked how many of these elements would be 
placed on the Embarcadero. She also asked if the odor was a health hazard. 
Mr. Desai stated that there would be a maximum of 11 ventilation elements. He 
also stated that studies had determined that the odors where not a health 
hazard. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that the design was very pragmatic. He asked how the 
tower was connected to the sewer cover at grade. 

Mr. Desai explained that the image shows the tower sitting on a concrete base, 
however in the final design the base will be hidden underground. The base of the 
ventilation tower will be flush with the pavement. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he did not have any major objections to the 
basic shape of the tower, however, it would be good to see other design studies. 
He asked if any other design options were explored. He also asked if the conduit 
shown in the photos would remain. Mr. Meyer stated that he preferred that the 
color be Embarcadero Blue. 

Mr. Desai stated that the conduit would not be on the final ventilation elements. 
The conduit shown in the photos was for data collection during the trial 
installation. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she would prefer that the concrete base be 
completely below ground and that the metal or FRP base be flush with the 
ground. 

Commissioner Gatti recommended that a complete set of the final design, 
including renderings showing the color be presented at Phase 3. He also wanted 
to know the weight of the FRP versus the steel. In terms of color, he stated that 
he preferred the Gray. 

Commissioner Cochran preferred the Gray. 

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Commissioner Freebairn Smith preferred the Gray. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon preferred the Gray. 

Motion to Approve Phase 1 and 2 
Motion: Gatti 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Argonne Playground, Phase 1 and 2 

Edgar Lopez, Project Manager, DPW BOA introduced the project. He stated that 
Damon Louie, Architect, DPW BOA would facilitate the presentation. 

Mr. Louie stated that the proposal was to replace an existing clubhouse with new 
1500 square foot building. The new building would house a new community room, 
office space, kitchen facilities, a classroom and storage. In addition there will be 
new bathrooms accessible from the exterior. Mr. Louie explained that the 
materials of construction would be comprised of a wood structural frame and 
concrete masonry units. The finishes would be painted stucco, metal doors and 
window frames and a painted steel canopy. 

Mr. Gatti opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Gatti closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that the committee would not be reviewing the 
landscape plan at this time. 

Mr. Lopez stated that they were prepared to present the landscape plan and 
requested that the commission let that be included in the review. 

Commissioner Gatti agreed to include the landscape in the review. 

Lizzie Hirsch, landscape architect, Recreation and Park, presented the proposed 
landscape design. She stated that the concept was to create a central play area 
for children and family. This central element would also be the primary organizing 
element for the entire park separating the tennis courts and tai chi area to the 
east and open lawn and basketball court at the western end. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if the concrete block along the rear property line 
would be treated or left unfinished. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he would like to see the chain link fence 
removed.. He also stated that the termination of the roof at the rear of the 
building needed to be studied further. He commented that colors other than 
earth tones should be explored. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon commented that she did not think the roof 
elements where working well together. She felt that the building is too small to 
have dramatically different roof expressions. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that he liked the transparency of the 
community room. Mr. Freebairn-Smith stated that he would like to see stronger 
colors and high grade metal for the stucco reveals. 

Commissioner Meyer agreed that the overhang wasn't working very well. 

Mr. Louie stated that the purpose of the overhang was to call out the center of 
the building. He explained that it is the most important part of the building. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he thinks the roof is fine and objects to having the 
design team rework the entire roof design. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the bathrooms seem like and afterthought and 
not integrated into the overall building. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that the colors where not a good choice and that they 
should be studied further. 

Motion to approve Phase 1 

Motion: Cochran 

Vote: 

Yes-Freebairn-Smith, Gatti, Cochran, Staffacher-Solomon 
No- Meyer 

3. Sigmund Stern Grove Phase 1 and 2 



Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW, briefly introduced the project. She 
reminded the Commission that an informational presentation was given in October 
of 2002. She stated that the proposal was to upgrade the existing stage and 
facilities and other general site improvements. Ms. Mosqueda introduced 
Lawrence Halprin, landscape architect to present the design concepts for the 
park. 



Mr. Halprin, Principal, Office of Lawrence Halprin explained that the primary 
intent was to design elements that did not change the natural character of the 
park. He stated that the program the scope of work for the stage area would be 
replacement of backstage building, dressing rooms, restrooms, storage facility and 
the stage. The site improvements include redesigned terraced lawn seating, 
renovation of the parking lot, general landscape upgrades and site furnishings. Mr. 
Halprin commented that in keeping with the rustic feeling of the grove, the 
materials of constructions would be wood and stone. A new truss, to support stage 
lighting will be designed of steel. The form of the truss will resemble the form of 
a tree with many branches. 

Commissioner Gatti stated that he was very satisfied with the design and the 
presentation. 

Commissioner Cochran agreed that the design was well thought out and expects 
that the execution will be of equal caliber. 

Commissioner Meyer echoed the comments of commissioners Gatti and Cochran. 
He asked if the design team had explored other options for hanging the speakers 
from the truss system. He asked if there are speakers that might work better with 
the truss design. 

Mr. Halprin stated that they had already identified that as a less than ideal 
situation. 

Chad Hamilton, Principal, Hamilton and Aiken Architects explained that they had 
designed a custom armature that would hold the speakers in place. He stated that 
they are still studying other options. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the new stage design would include more 
generous wings to enhance ballet performances. 

Mr. Halprin stated that the overall stage would be increased from 55' in length to 
70There are existing areas on both sides of the stage that act as the wings. The 
increased length will increase that area as well. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that the overall design was excellent 
and particularly liked the addition of stone in the terraced seating area. 

Motion to approve Phase 1 and 2 
Motion: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. New Business 

5. Adjournment 5:30 p.m 
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.CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, April 19, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
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.$ Agenda 

1 . Harding Park Golf Course- Clubhouse 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 a 2 reviewed 6/17/02, Phase 1 & 2 approved 7/15/02) 
Victor Talatala, Architect, DPYV BOA 

2. India Basin Shoreline Park Restroom/Storage Facility 
Phase 1 & 2 

(Phase 1 reviewed 2/23/04) 

Todd Jersey, Architect, Todd Jersey Architecture 

Joe Igenito, The Trust for Public Land 

3. Hamilton Pool & Recreation Center 
Phase 1 

Damon Louie, Project Architect, Recreation and Park Capital Division 

4. San Francisco 9-11 Memorial 

Phase 1 

Marcel Wilson, Senior Associate, Hargreaves Associates 

Sean Hughes 

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6. Adjournment 

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^CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, April 19, 2003 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

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Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Rod 
Freebairn-Smith, Andrea Cochran 

Absent: Stanlee Gatti 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 

1 . Harding Park Golf Course- Clubhouse 
Phase 3 

Victor Talatala, Architect BOA, stated that there where three changes to the 
design since the Phase 2 approval. He explained that the window pattern had 
been simplified and the entry canopy had been modified along the southern 
elevation. The roofline was modified from a double gable to a single gable at the 
rear elevation. The last change to the design was the elimination of the ramp 
entry at the front of the building. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 



Motion to approve Phase 3: Staffaucher Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 



India Basin Shoreline Park Restroom/Storage facility 
Phase 1 & 2 



Todd Jersey, architect, Todd Jersey Architecture presented the new design 
concept. He explained that the aesthetic of the revised scheme was more 
industrial and bold. He stated that he worked directly with metalworker to 
develop the overall design. Mr. Jersey explained that several covered skylights 
had replaced the cupola. Also, oval windows had been added around the top 
perimeter of the tank to increase natural light penetration. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that he liked the design. He asked about the 
type and quality of the selected finish for the exterior. He stated concern about 
rusting due to condensation. He also asked if there where any design guidelines 
established for this area of the city. 

Mr. Jersey stated that they would be using a water based finish. The life span of 
the finish is about 20 years. He stated that the exterior will have to be repainted 
periodically regardless of the type of paint used. Mr. Jersey also stated that there 
were no guidelines that he was aware of for this area of the city. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that she like the revised design. She 
asked what would the exterior color be. 

Mr. Jersey stated that they had not made a final color selection. He said that 
they were considering a gray green or either a blue green. 

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light grey interior. 

Commissioner Cochran asked how the concrete wall attached to the tank. 

Mr. Jersey explained that the concrete wall did not attach directly to the interior 
walls of the tank because the final interior diameter is unknown. The concrete 
wall stops just short of the tank interior. Custom metal fittings will be used to 
secure the concrete to the interior walls. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked how the interior would be ventilated. He 
expressed concern about odors imbedded in the concrete. 

Mr. Jersery stated that the interior would be passively ventilated via the front 
door, slits along the upper perimeter of the tank and through the skylights. There 
will not be any type of mechanical ventilation. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there was a landscape component to the 
design. 

Mr. Igenito stated that there wasn't a landscape component in this phase of the 
project. 

Motion to approve Phase 1 & 2 contingent upon review of colors at Full 
Commission meeting: Staffaucher Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center 
Phase 1 

Will Kwan, Project Architect, DPW BOA stated that the existing 32,000 square foot 
building was located on Geary Blvd between Steiner and Scott streets. It is a 
concrete structure with a painted stucco finish. Steel and aluminum shading 
elements are incorporated into the southern facade. The building is currently 
used for aquatic sports, indoor sports and community events. 

Mr. Kwan explained that a new two-story structure would connect the natatorium 
and the gymnasium. The lower level will provide support spaces such as 
locker/changing rooms and administrative offices. The upper levels will provide 
space for community gatherings, a kitchen and more office space. He stated that 
the opaque glass along the southern facade of the natatorium would be replaced 
with transparent low-e glass to maximize natural light transmission. Mr. Kwan 
commented that there are two murals adjacent to the proposed new structure. 
One mural is monochromatic the other newer mural is painted in very bright 
colors. Mr. Kwan stated that the color selection for the building was an attempt 
to balance the composition of the facade and not compete with the mural. The 
newer more colorful mural is under debate whether it was installed legally and if 
it can be painted over. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran stated the building design seems to be driven heavily by 
the location and character of the mural. She felt that the issue of painting over 
the new mural should be resolved as soon as possible. She also asked if the tree 
along Geary Boulevard would remain. 

Debra Lehane, Program Director, Arts Commission Civic Art Collections, stated 
that staff need to research and review the process further and would report back 
to the Civic Design Committee. 

Keith Kawamura explained that the trees along Geary Blvd would remain. He 
further stated that it was his understanding that the current mural location was a 
temporary site. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith voiced concerns about the confusion surrounding 
the mural. He felt that more attention needed to be given to the approach of the 
building. Mr. Freebairn-Smith also said that he would like to see more deciduous 
trees around the front of the natatorium to maximize light penetration in the 
winter. Mr. Freebairn-Smith also asked if the community had asked for any 
additional programmatic functions for the new building. 

Mr. Kwan stated that the design satisfied the programmatic requirements of the 
community. 

Motion to approve Hamilton Pool and Recreation Center Phase 1 : 

Freebairn-Smith 

Vote: Unanimous 



4. San Francisco 9-11 Memorial Phase 1 

Sean Hughes explained that this project started out as a memorial to his 
wife. Over the course of its development it has become a memorial honoring all 



San Franciscans that died in the attacks on September 1 1 , 2001 . He stated that 
the site was originally planned for Crissy Field but due to policy restrictions 
prohibiting construction in a National Park the site was relocated. 

Kyrie McClellan explained that Hargreaves Associates have been retained to 
provide design services for this project. The new site is on PUC property adjacent 
to an existing pump station. This pump station is the proposed site for a future 
learning center. Ms. McClellan stated that the memorial would be integrated into 
an existing concrete planter. She introduced Marcel Wilson to present the design 
scheme. 

Marcel Wilson, Senior Associate, Hargreaves Associates explained that the project 
was designed to be a memorial to the events of September 1 1 th and to San 
Franciscans who lost their lives that day. The memorial will function as a place 
of contemplation and reflection. No names will be indicated on the site. The 
material language alludes to the emotional intensity of the event. He explained 
that the concrete planter will be wrapped in steel and a floating plane of steel 
and water will act as a focal point to the horizon. He stated that they are 
considering several types of metal including using salvaged metal from the site in 
New York. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon commented that she felt the design was 
successful and that she would encourage the use of salvaged steel. 

Commissioner Freebarin Smith agreed that the design is very sophisticated in its 
spare use of materials. He questioned the functionality of keeping a thin layer of 
water on such a windy site. 

Mr. Wilson stated that the water element was not finalized. It is possible that it 
will be a more passive element that catches rainwater rather than having a fixed 
pool of water. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that it elegantly activates an otherwise barren site. 
She would encourage a more passive water feature rather than a permanent 
standing body of water. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he liked the idea of wrapping the planter in steel 
and would also encourage the use of salvaged steel. He stated that he had 
concerns about the cantilevered water table. He recommended that the design 
team consult with the Mayor's Office on Disability to ensure compliance. He also 
stated that he didn't like the curved angle at the front of the memorial. 

Mr. Wilson stated the cantilever is situated lower than the maximum 28". He 
explained that ambient lighting and a change in the surface material in front of 
the cantilever and seating area will reduce in potential hazard. 



Motion to approve San Francisco 9-11 Memorial Phase 1: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 



5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 5:10 p.m. 

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3:00 p.m. 
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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Rommel Taylor 415-252-3214). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday. June 21, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



^Agenda 

1 . West Portal Branch Library 
Phase 1 h 2 

Thomas Hacker, Principal, Thomas Hacker Architects 

2. Coffman Pool 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 approved 01/ 27/ 03, Phase 2 approved 01/26/04) 
Jorge Alfaro, Senior Architect, DPW BOA 

3. North Point Wet Weather Improvement Project 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 6 2 approved 02/23/04) 
Mike Pierron, Architect, DPW BOA 

4. New Business 

5. Adjournment 
Revision Date 06/17/04 



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June 21, 2004 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, June 21, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



^Minutes 

Commissioners Present: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Bill Meyer, Rod 
Freebairn-Smith, Jeannene Przyblyski 

Absent: Stanlee Gatti, Andrea Cochran 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 3:05 

1 . Northpoint Wet Weather Improvement Project 

Fara Perz, Architectural Associate, DPW BOA, stated that no changes had been 
made to the project since the Phase 2 approval. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

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Motion to approve Northpoint Wet Weather Improvement Project Phase 3: 

Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 



2. West Portal Branch Library Phase 1 & 2 



Marilyn Thompson, Bond Program Manager, DPW stated that the West Portal 
Branch Library renovation was one of 25 proposed library renovation projects 
funded by a bond measure. Ms. Thompson explained that a Master Plan for 
Public Art in the Branch Library Improvement Bond Program was developed 
with Jill Manton, Public Art Program Director, Arts Commission. The West 
Portal Branch Library is not eligible because of the small scope of the work. 

Ms. Thompson introduced Kacey Jurgens, Principal, Thomas Hacker Architects 
to present the design. 

Ms. Jurgens explained that the library was originally constructed in 1939 under 
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project scope is primarily ADA upgrades that include a new accessible entry, 
restrooms, stair and elevator. This addition will be at the rear of the building. 
The massing, color and height of the library will be unchanged. In addition, the 
landscape at the front of the building will be modified. A new paved courtyard 
will be constructed that provides better visual access of the historic 
architecture. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacer Solomon asked if the wall framing the new entry court 
could be less solid and high. 

Ms. Jurgen explained that the wall was a retaining wall and therefore had to be 
solid. She added that the adjacent neighbors requested that the wall be as 
solid and high as possible for security concerns. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith requested that the typeface used on the facade 
be respectful of the architectural heritage of the building. He also stated that 
the addition was a very sensitive and well planned design. 

Ms. Jurgen stated that they would be matching the typeface used on the front 
of the building. 

Commissioner Przyblyski agreed with commissioner Freebaim-Smiths comments 
regarding the addition. She also stated that she was in support of altering the 
landscape at the front of the building to highlight the architecture as well as 
provide better visual access for security purposes. 



Motion to approve West Portal Branch Library Phase 1 & 2: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. Coffman Pool Phase 3 

Jorge Alfaro, Architect, DPW BOA stated that alterations had been made to the 
architectural and landscape design since the phase 2 approval. Mr. Alfaro 
explained that the roof mounted solar heating units had been deleted from the 
project due to budget constraints. He also stated that security roll up doors 
along the western elevation had also been deleted. He explained that the doors 
were redundant security measures that were deemed unnecessary. Mr. Alfaro 
introduced Grace Kwak, Landscape Architect, DPW to describe the landscape 
alterations. 

Ms. Kwak explained that the location of the trash enclosure had been moved to 
the western side of the building where it would be less visible to the public. 
Also per recommendation from the ADA coordinator, a new accessible path 
along the back of the building was added. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

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the pool. He also stated that using solar power whenever possible should be a 
priority for the department. 

Mr Alfaro stated that this project was slated to be a pilot project for meeting 
LEED requirements. He commented that the department is committed to 
implementing LEED standards in future projects. 



Motion to approve Coffman Pool Phase 3: Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. New Business 

5. Adjournment 

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Monday, July 19, 2004 

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1. Laguna Honda Hospital Replacement Project 
Phase 3 

Alexander C. Bonutti, Principal, Anshen + Allen Architects/Gordon H. Chong & 
Partners 

2. The Living Classroom at McLaren Park 
Phase 1 6 2 

Andrea Traber, Architect, Andrea Traber Architecture 

3. New Business 

4. Adjournment 
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^CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, July 19, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



^Minutes 

Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, 
William Meyer 

Absent: Rod Freebairn Smith, Jeannene Przyblyski 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 3:15 

1. Laguna Honda Hospital Replacement Project Phase 3 

Arts Commission staff reported that there had been no design changes since 
the Phase 2 Approval. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

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Motion: Stauffacher-Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. The Living Classroom at McLaren Park- Phase 1 fit 2 

Andrea Traber, Andrea Traber Architecture and Sustainability, described the 
project history and scope. She stated that the project is a partnership between 
Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) and the San Francisco Recreation and 
Parks Department(SFRPD). Ms. Traber explained that the project was originally 
sited at Heron's Head Park in the Southeast sector of San Francisco. The 
original site was under Port Authority jurisdiction and had received all 
necessary approvals except for the final building permit. At that time the 
project construction documents were at 90% completion. Due to various site 
constraints it was determined that the project could not be sited at Heron's 
Head Park. 

Ms. Traber said that the new site is located in McLaren Park at the Wilde 
Overlook. The project is situated within the McLaren Park Master Plan and has 
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Ms.Traber explained that the building is designed to be a living classroom that 
supports small student groups participating in LEJ's project based learning 
environmental education programs. The building will also be used for 
community based classes and events. Ms. Traber stated that the building is 
approximately 1,425 square feet with 1,500 square feet of adjoining exterior 
space. The traditional one room classroom inspires the aesthetics of the 
building. The building is situated on the site so that exterior spaces will be 
protected from wind exposure and to maximize views of the bay. The building 
envelope and structure is designed to be an example of sustainable building 
practices. The building will use green materials in the structural systems, 
envelope and finishes both interior and exterior. She also added that the roof 
would be a living roof planted with native vegetation. She stated that she 
anticipates a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of 
high silver. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran asked who will maintain the roof if it needs service. 
She stated that she liked the idea of a living roof, however was very concerned 
about its application on a public building in regards to long-term maintenance. 

Jenn Sramek, Project Manager for LEJ stated that LEJ would be responsible for 
maintenance for the first 10 years then the City would be responsible for 
maintenance. 

Ms. Traber stated that the roof would be planted with a very thin soil bed and 
would use seedling plants that are drought resistant. She said that the roof 
shouldn't require very much maintenance. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if there was a more developed landscape plan. 

Ms. Traber answered that a landscape designer would be brought on at a later 
stage. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she wanted to see the design of the post at 
the front porch. Also, the color scheme needed to be studied further. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that she did not like the color and 
materiality of the building. She felt there should be more contrast in the 
colors. She also stated that she would like to see a simpler roof form. 

Commissioner Meyer agreed with Commissioner Solomon that the roof form 
needs to be studied further. Mr. Meyer stated that the team should come back 
with a revised design. 



3. New Business 

Rommel Taylor, Civic Design Program Associate, reported on a meeting 
convened by the Department of Public Works on July 19,2004 to discuss the 
placement of Surface Mounted Facilities (SMF) in the Public Rights-of-Way. The 
meeting focused on developing a design competition to address the aesthetics 
and functionality of SMF. This was an initial brainstorming meeting that 
included representatives from several city departments, San Francsico 
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criteria and guidlines for the competition. 

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1 . Tenth & Market Project 

Phase 1 

Craig Hartman, Design Partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill 

2. New Business 

3. Adjournment 

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1 . Tenth & Market Project 
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Craig Hartman, Design Partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill 

2. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Solar Pipeline 

Infromational Presentation 

Ed Smeloff, Assistant General Manager Of Power Policy, SFPUC 

3. New Business 

4. Adjournment 

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Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, William Meyer, Rod Freebairn 
Smith, Barbara Stauffacher-Solomon 

Absent: Jeannene Przyblyski 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 3:10 

1 . 10th and Market Street Project-Phase 1 



Valerie O'Donnell of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation 
(TNDC)/Citizens Housing explained the overall scope of the project. She stated 
that the site was owned by TNDC and was being developed by Meyers 
Development Company. The site is at Market and 10thStreet and extends south 
down 10th Street to Mission Street. Ms. O'Donnell said that there would be 
three buildings on the site; a mixed income residential tower, a senior housing 
tower and an Office tower at the corner of 10th and Market. She stated that 
the office tower was being presented to the commission today. Ms. O'Donnell 
introduced Craig Hartman, senior design partner, Skidmore Owings Et Merril 
L.L.P., to present the design concepts for the office tower. 

Mr. Hartman explained that the site was designed around a central private 
courtyard set one story above grade to allow for parking underneath. He stated 
the office tower anchored the site at 10th and Market Streets. The building is 
approximately 320' tall to the highest occupiable floor. Mr. Hartman also stated 
that there would be a roof garden accessible to the tenants only. The main 
office tower steps back from Market Street. A 4-story pavilion serves as the 
primary entry to the building. Mr. Hartman explained that high winds along the 
site where taken into consideration in developing the massing of the building. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Richard Newirth stated that Commissioner Cochran had recused herself from 
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Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that the overall concept was appropriate 
for the site. He commented that the relationship to public transit and the 
pedestrian environment was good. Mr. Freebairn-Smith said that he was 
concerned about the wind at street level. He also was concerned about 
landscaping concepts as well as how the sidewalks would be activated for 
safety and commerce. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith mentioned that he would 
like to see a better connection between the Civic Center. Mr. Freebairn- Smith 
stated that he hoped the percent for art would be used for a piece that 
addressed the unique environmental conditions in some way. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that she liked the idea of a sky 
garden. Ms. Stauffacher- Solomon supported the idea of using art to mitigate 
the environmental issues at the site. She also stated that it is important to 
have basic amenities, such as a grocery store on the site. This is most 
important for the elderly population. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he was satisfied with the overall design of the 
building. He commented that he particularly like the lower entry pavilion along 
Market Street. He said that he would like to see a taller and more narrow 
office tower if possible. Mr. Meyer commented that the relationship to the 
adjacent Bank of America building seemed rather close. 



Mr. Hartman stated that the space between the two buildings was typical urban 
condition. 



Motion to approve 10th and Market Street Project- Phase 1: Stauffacher- 
Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Solar Pipelin- Informational 
Presentation 



Ed Smeloff, Assistant General Manager of Power Policy, San Francisco Public 
Utilities Commission, stated that the SFPUC was engaged in implementing a 
2001 voter approved ballot to aggressively use solar power to supplement the 
city power generation. There are three primary goals for the program; 1 . 
Reduce overall usage of fossil fuel burning facilities 2. Supplement the City's 
power distribution options 3. Advance solar cell technology. 



Mr. Smeloff said that there were three big projects that the City has begun. 
The first project, which has actually been completed was the Moscone Center 
solar roof installation. The second project will be to install solar panels at the 
South East Water Treatment Facility in the bayview district. The third project 
will be a solar roof installation on the Pier 96 building. 

Mr. Smeloff explained that most of the solar projects would be invisible to the 
public and would not alter the overall exterior of the subject buildings. 
However any project on City owned building that would alter the design of the 
exterior visible to the public, those projects would be presented to the Civic 
Design Committee. 



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Commissioner Meyer stated that he had questions regarding the color choice 
for the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda paint job. He stated that he had seen 
three-color swatches painted on the building and found one of the colors 
acceptable. He stated that his concern regarding the color choice was in 
relation to the final color choice for the columns and the most prominent view 
from Pacific Heights. 

Commissioner Freebaim- Smith asked why the Civic Design Commission did not 
have to render and official vote. Mr. Freebaim-Smith said that it was 
important that we offer an official statement on the particular project. He also 
stated that he wanted to know what historical research had been undertaken 
to choose the most appropriate color. Mr. Freebairn-Smith stated that he had 
not seen any of the color swatches as of today's meeting. 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, September 20, 2004 

3:00 p.m. 
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Agenda 



1 . Noe Valley Branch Library Renovation 

Phase 1 

Nancy Goldenberg, Project Manager, Carey and Co, Inc. Architecture 

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Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, William Meyer, Rod Freebairn 
Smith, Barbara Stauffacher-Solomon, Jeannene Przyblyski 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 3:10 

1. Noe Valley Branch Library Renovation-Phase 1 

Commissioner Przyblyski recussed herself from the discussion of this item due 
to a possible conflict of interest. 

Marilyn Thompson, Bond Program Manager, Branch Library Improvement 
Program explained that the library had established an internal design 
Excellence Program through which all new projects would be reviewed. The 
Design Excellence Program requires a peer review, engages the community, 
and requires review and approval by the library commission. Ms. Thompson 
stated that they had finished CEQA review and that the project had received a 
categorical exemption from the Planning Department and Landmarks 
Preservation Board. Ms. Thompson introduced Nancy Goldenberg, architect, 
Carey and Co, Inc. Architecture to present the project. 

Ms. Goldenberg explained that John Mead Jr. designed the building in 1916. 
She stated that the primary scope of work was to seismically upgrade the 
structure and provide required ADA upgrades. She stated that it was their 
intent to restore the exterior of the building to its original state. The only 
modification addition to the exterior of the building would be a new elevator 
structure at the rear corner. This new stucco clad structure would only be 
visible from the rear of the building. Ms. Goldenberg stated that the design of 
the addition is in accordance with the Secretary of Interiors standards. Ms. 
Goldenberg stated that there would also be some interior remodeling to 
increase functionality of the building. 

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Commissioner Cochran asked if there was brick all the way around the base 
including below grade. She stated the proposal looked fine. 

Ms. Goldenberg stated that she was not certain of the subsurface condition. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon commented that the overall proposal 
seemed fine. She stated that she would rather see a clearer aesthetic attitude 
regarding the elevator addition. Ms. Stauffacher Solomon said that it would be 
better if it blended with the existing architecture in a more complete way or 
have a much stronger contrast in materiality 

Commissioner Freebaim-Smith stated that the proposal was a very sensitive 
intervention. He asked if other locations had been studied for the placement of 
the elevator, for example inside of the building. Mr. Freebaim-Smith said that 
he would encourage a design direction that blended more with the existing 
architectural language. 

Ms. Goldenberg stated that the design team had studied various options for 
locating the elevator including on the interior of the building. The present 
exterior location has the least visual impact on the building. The interior 
square footage is too small to accommodate the elevator. Further, there are 
many wonderful historic details that would be drastically altered or lost if an 
elevator was inserted into the interior. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he would prefer that the elevator be located 
in a more symmetrical fashion and not in the corner. He said that facade would 
feel more balanced and Mr. Meyer agreed with Commissioner Stauffacher 
Solomon that the aesthetic of the elevator tower should be clearer. It should 
be either a strong replication of the existing architectural language or a strong 
contrast. Mr. Meyer stated that the team should come back for a combined 
phase 1 Et 2 review with a visual response to the comments made. 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, Arts Commission asked for a point 
of clarification from Commissioner Meyer. He asked if Mr. Meyer was stating 
that the project did not satisfy the requirements for a Phase 1 approval. 

Mr. Meyer stated that in his assessment the project did not meet the 
requirements for a Phase 1 approval. 

v Jeannene Przyblyski asked for a point of clarification in the case of required 
multiple departmental reviews. She asked if there were guidelines regarding 
order of review? She also asked if the decision of the Civic Design Review 
committee could be overridden? 

Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director, Arts Commission answered that the legislation 
is silent on order of review, however, in terms of aesthetic review the Civic 
Design Review has jurisdiction as mandated by City Charter. 

Commissiner Meyer recommended that the team return for a joint phase 1 and 
2 review. 

Commissioner Meyer asked Ms. Thompson why the project didn't come to the 
Arts Commission sooner? 

Ms. Thompson said that it was a challenge to bring the project sooner because 
of the designed requirements of their internal review. The Library Commission 
wants to see the proposal prior to Arts Commission review. She stated 
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Sean Huges gave a brief introduction to the project. He stated that the project 
had received a Phase 1 approval on April 19, 2004 and that they were seeking 
their final Civic Design approvals today. Mr. Huges introduced Kyri McClellan to 
give an update on the project. 

Ms. McClellan stated that since the last review the team had solicited feedback 
from the local community.She said that they organized a public meeting to give 
individuals an opportunity to make comments on the design. This meeting was 
in collaboration with PUC. Barry Pearl assisted in organizing and noticing the 
meeting. Ms. McClellan said that the attendance was average and most 
comments where supportive of the design. There were no significant 
oppositions voiced regarding the project. Ms. McClellan introduced Marcel 
Wilson, designer, Haregraves Associates to present the proposal. 

Mr. Wilson stated that the project was fundamentally the same as presented at 
the April Civic Design meeting. The details however have been developed more 
thoroughly. He explained that he did further research into the ADA concerns 
expressed at the last meeting. In terms of height the design complies with 
current ADA code. A new detectable foot bar has been added that shadows the 
form of the steel armature above. A LED is integrated into the foot bar to add 
another level of detectability a night. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that it wasn't clear where the water was coming 
from to fill the steel tray. She also commented that the cooper sample seems 
very shiny and wanted to know if this was the final finish. 

Mr. Wilson stated that the cooper will have a matte finish and won't be as 
shiny as the sample. Mr. Wilson used a detail drawing to illustrate how the 
water flows into the steel tray. 

Commissioner Freebaim- Smith expressed concern that the memorial might be 
used as a recreation device for rollerbladers and skate borders. He said that it 
is the perfect height for thrill seekers to do tricks. He also said that he was 
concerned that children might use it as a diving board. 

Mr. Wilson stated that he would hope that the memorial would be respected, 
however he could not guarantee that some people would use it in an 
inappropriate fashion. Mr. Wilson said that the piece is incredibly rigid and 
could withstand extreme amounts of physical abuse. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that the design looked fine. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she was concerned about the maintenance 
of the water element and slipping hazards if the tray over flows. She stated 
that if the maintenance were not consistent the power of the design idea 
would be lost. Ms. Przyblyski also stated that the language being used on the 
memorial would be more powerful if it were broken up into two sentences. 

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developing a budget for ongoing maintenance. 

Commissioner Cochran asked about the method for monitoring the level of 
water in the tray. She asked if it would be manually operated or on an 
automated system. She also asked about contingencies for malfunction. Ms. 
Cochran also inquired about the health of the cypress tree and if it was worth 
saving. 

Mr. Wilson answered that the system would be automated. He also stated that 
they had consulted with an arborist from Rec 8t Park and they were advised 
that the tree was healthy enough to save. Mr. Wilson explained that the 
arborist stated that the tree still had several years of life left. They also 
discussed various other options when the time comes to replace the tree. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the designers should address the safety issue 
brought up by Commissioner Freebairn-Smith as well as ADA issues. He stated 
that overall he liked the design. He also commented that when the final shop 
drawings are complete that a set be sent to the Commission for our record. 



San Francisco 9-11 Memorial- Phase 2 8t 3: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. New Business 



Richard Newirth reported to the Commissioners that a potentially 
controversial project would be coming to the Commission in the near 
future. The project relates to proposed changes at the Buchanan street 
mall at Japantown. 

Ms. Gonchar stated that staff would prepare an information packet with 
background on the project. 

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1 . California Japantown Landmark Project 

Phase 1 & 2 

Paul Osaki, Executive Director, Japanese Cultural & Community Center of 

Northern California 

Rob Kawamura, President, Osaki Design 



2. Summit Pump Station Upgrade 

Phase 1 

Stanley So, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

3. West Portal Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 3 

Marilyn Thompson, Bond Program Manager, SFPL 
Thomas Hacker Architects 

4. Noe Valley Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 1 & 2 

Marilyn Thompson, Bond Program Manager, SFPL 
Carey & Co, Inc, Architects 

5. Marina Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson, Bond Program Manager, SFPL 
Tom Elliot Fisch/Field Paoli Architecture JV 

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Monday, October 18, 2004 

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Commissioners Present:William Meyer, Rod Freebairn-Smith, Barbara 
Stauffacher Solomon, Jeanne Przyblyski 

Absent:Andrea Cochran 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Jill Manton, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 3:05 p.m. 

1 . California Japan Town Landmark Project Phase 1 Et 2 

Nancy Gonchar stated that the commissioners should have received a letter in 
their packet from Ruth Asawa regarding the placement of the landmark. She 
also stated that she received a phone call from commissioner Mirikitani who 
said that she hoped that the Civic Design Committee would respect Ruth's 
wishes regarding the placement of the new landmark. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the letter doesn't specifically reference 
the placement of the landmark. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon asked what Ms. Asawa was trying to say 
with the letter. 

Ms. Gonchar stated that the letter was generally saying that Ms. Asawa was not 
in favor of any design changes to the Buchannan Mall. Ms Gonchar reported 
receiving a letter from Linda Jofuku, executive director, Japantown Task 
Force. Ms. Jofuku sent a letter to the Arts Commission stating that she had 
spoken with Ruth Asawa and said that Ms. Asawa would not like see another 
installation replace the exixting Koban because it would disturb the line of 
sight for the area in question. 

Paul Osaki, Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center 
of Northern Califomia(J.C.C.C.N.C), presented the project. He stated that his 
organization was awarded State funds to develop and install historic and 
educational landmarks in the three remaining historic Japantowns in California. 
The locations would be in San Jose, Los Angeles and San Francisco. This 
landmark would mark these Japantowns as cultural heritage sites. He explained 
that J.C.C.C.N.C put out an RFQto solicit artists and designers to create the 
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and would be used at all three Japantowns in California. 

Mr. Osaki stated that the overall purpose of the landmark would be to serve as 
an educational tool. This landmark would tell the story to visitors and the 
younger generation of how the community got started over one hundred years 
ago. It would speak to the most significant civil rights violations in recent 
times. Finally the landmark would also speak to the revitalization and future of 
the Japantowns in California. He emphasized the fact that this landmark is not 
a memorial. 

Mr. Osaki explained that the process involved extensive community 
engagement not just in San Francisco but also in San Jose and Los Angeles. He 
stated that the challenge was to come up with a design that would represent a 
very broad base that included individual citizens, merchants and government 
agencies. 

Mr. Osaki stated that three sites were studied for placement of the landmark in 
San Francisco's Japantown. The first site proposed was in the Peace Plaza, the 
second site just outside the Peace Plaza on the sidewalk and the third site at 
the southwestern edge of the Buchanan Street Mall. 

Mr. Osaki stated that structural concerns and plans to retrofit the Peace Plaza 
made that site prohibitive as a location for the landmark. The sidewalk in front 
of the Peace Plaza is an option that would require a special encroachment 
permit from the Board of Supervisors. The Buchanan Street Mall was 
determined to be the most viable location for the landmark. Mr. Osaki stated 
that the koban has been removed from southwestern corner of the mall and the 
landmark could be placed there. 

Mr. Osaki explained that the Nihonmachi Parking Corporation had legal 
jurisdiction over the Buchanan Street Mall and has agreed to take over 
ownership and maintenance responsibility for the landmark. This organization 
is comprised of merchants and property owners along the mall. Mr. Osaki said 
that he is open to suggestions regarding the placement, however, the project 
has been stalled since the beginning of this year and there is a deadline 
approaching. He also said that he would like to respect the wishes of Ms. 
Asawa, however, the letter presented does not specifically object to the 
landmark. He stated that the goal is to coexist in a harmonious way with 
existing elements in the mall and provide an educational opportunity that will 
enhance the visitor's experience of Japantown. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if they had a site plan of the Peace Plaza. 

Mr. Osaki answered no. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that he supports the idea of a piece in 
the mall that speaks to the atrocity of the Civil Rights violations of the citizens 
of this neighborhood. He said the he would actually like to see something more 
bold that speaks to this historic event. Mr. Freebairn-Smith also said that he is 
willing to support the greater community's desire to have this piece in the mall. 
He stated that greater care should be given to any additions to the mall and 
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Commissioner Meyer reiterated that the role of the Civic Design Review in this 
case was to review the placement and not the actual design. 

Mr. Osaki explained that there is a larger conservation plan for the mall. The 
landmark is only a small piece of the overall project. He explained that one 
proposal of the larger project included modifying Ms. Asawa's piece so that it 
would be ADA compliant. He stated that this might be her objection rather 
than the small landmark. Mr. Osaki stated that the larger project was still in 
the planning stages and no design concepts have been developed. 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, stated that he advised Mr. Osaki 
to go over the larger planning proposals for the mall in order to contextualize 
the scope of the landmark proposal. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that more information is needed in order to render 
a phase 2 approval. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that there are so many pieces in the 
mall already. She said that there should be one strong designer involved in the 
project. The designer should bring all of the many pieces together. She stated 
that someone needs to look at the whole project to pull it all together with one 
or many ideas. They should look at the facades and all the elements in the mall 
and use this opportunity to make improvements. 

Commissioner Przyblyski said that she agreed with Commissioner Freebaim- 
Smith's comments about the urgency of creating a piece that speaks to the civil 
rights violation that occurred at this site. She stated that it is particularly 
poignant at this moment in this country. Ms. Przyblyski commented that she 
was concerned that such a small landmark was trying to do too much. It is 
simultaneously a landmark, an educational tool, it is an interpretive tool and it 
is historically accurate. She stated that the other challenge for the piece is 
that it has to occupy a space with a very clear existing aesthetic that has 
already been added to unsuccessfully. Ms. Przyblyski said that she visited the 
site and agrees that it does stand out. She said that she was very concerned 
that the landmark is a different character to the other pieces located in and 
around the mall. Commissioner Przyblyski commented that she did not find any 
evidence that public notice was given for the proposed addition to the mall. 
She also stated that the mall needs major renovation and that it is difficult to 
imagine placing yet another object in the mall. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she would like to see the desire to place 
this landmark as a way to leverage community support to clean up the mall. 
She said that she would also like to see visual representation of other possible 
locations in and around the mall. Commissioner Przyblyski concluded that she 
would also like to have a better sense of how the entire community feels. 
Although Ms. Asawa is a respected artist she doesn't necessarily represent the 
entire community. 

Rich Newirth responded to Commissioner Przyblyski's concern about proper 
notification and said that the redevelopment agency does more direct 
notification to the community. 

Commissioner Meyer asked about the height of the landmark. He also asked 
what was the project team's time frame for construction and completion. 

Mr. Osaki sated that the piece is 9' tall. It is 3' wide at the top and tapers down 
to 2' wide at the base. He stated that the Koban was over 9' tall and 6' wide. 
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limited amount of time left before the funding source expires. Mr. Osaki stated 
that the project was supposed to be completed last year. They have already 
surpassed their one-year extension. The project needs to be under contract by 
the end of the year. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the design team should return with clearer 
representations of the proposed location as well as other possible locations. 
This should be in the form of several perspective views that clearly depict how 
the landmark will look in context to the rest of the mall. A color site plan that 
includes the Peace Plaza and the proposed locations of the landmark should be 
presented. Representative elevations/site sections are required for further 
review. 

2. Summit Pump Station Upgrade Phase 1 

Ryan Cayabyab, Project Manager, PUC introduced the project. Mr. Cayabyab 
stated the PUC was undertaking a major capital improvement of the water 
system infrastructure. The site of the pump station is at the base of Mount 
Sutro. He stated that proper neighborhood notification had come back with no 
negative comments. The budget for this project is estimated at $2.2 million He 
stated that Stanley So, Architect, DPW-BOA would be presenting the design. 

Mr. So explained that the existing pump station would be demolished. A new 
concrete building will be constructed in its place to house new equipment and 
meet accessibility requirements. Other materials used include painted metal 
doors and canopies. There will also be a planted green roof to minimize the 
visual impact for residents above the valley. 

John Dennis, Landscape Architect, DOE- Landscape division reviewed the 
landscape plan for the project. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that the design was fine. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked if there were any ideas about signage. There is 
no clear designation of what the building does. 

Mr. Cayabyab responded that due to new Homeland Security requirements they 
are limited to the type of obvious designations of building functions. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there was a possibility of having the 
roof be an extension of the surrounding landscape. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the design was satisfactory and recommended 
a Phase 2 approval in addition to the Phase 1 . 

Mr. Newirth stated that the Phase 2 approval can be added to the Full 
Commission agenda for November under committee reports. 

Motion to approve Summit Pump Station Phase 1: R.F-S 
Vote: unanimous 

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She introduced Casey Gibbons, Architect, Thomas Hacker Architects. 

Ms. Gibbons stated that the design team made a few minor changes in relation 
to comments made at the last Civic Design Review. The landscaping had been 
toned down to allow for an unobstructed view of the front of the building and 
entry. Also the font for the signage has been recreated to match the existing 
font on the front of the building. All exterior building signage will be 
standardized with this font. The team has selected a color that is very close to 
the existing color scheme. It is a slightly warmer color that accentuates the 
color of the tile roof. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Przyblyski commented that it is a improvement that the library 
front has a more prominent view from the street with the removal of the dense 
landscaping. 

Motion to approve West Portal Branch Library Renovation Phase 3: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Noe Valley Branch Library Renovation Phase 1 6t 2 

Commissioner Przyblyski recused herself from speaking on this agenda item due 
to a potential conflict of interest. 

Marilyn Thompson briefly introduced the history of the project. She introduced 
Alice Carey, Principal, Carey 6t Co, Architects and Nancy Goldenberg, 
architect, Carey fit Co, Architects. 

Ms. Goldenberg explained the rational behind the location of the new elevator. 
She presented visual studies of the various locations the design team explored. 
Ms. Goldenberg stated that the location presented at the last Civic Design 
meeting was the most favorable in terms of efficient access by patrons, least 
impact on interior space and the least visual impact on the exterior character 
of the building. Ms. Goldenberg stated that the color they selected for the new 
elevator tower was a subdued tone complimentary to the existing color 
scheme. She explained that the landscaping would not change drastically due 
to budget constraints. Ms. Goldenberg noted that there was a very active 
volunteer neighborhood gardening group that maintained part of the 
landscaping around the library. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the stucco would be an accent color and material. 

Ms. Goldenberg answered that stucco would not simply be an accent color and 
material on the elevator. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that the design was fine. 

Commissioner Freebaim-Smith stated that the location selected was the most 
appropriate choice given the design studies presented. 

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Vote: unanimous 

5. Marina Branch Library Renovation Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson briefly reviewed the history of the project. She introduced 
Bobbi Fisch, Principal, Tom/Elliot/Fisch Architects and Mark Schatz, Principal, 
Field Paoli Architects. 

Ms. Thompson stated that there had been four community meetings for this 
project and that the Library Commission had reviewed it in July of this year. 
She said that Mark Schatz would be presenting the project. 

Mr. Schatz stated that the library was approximately 6,500 square feet 
designed by Appleton and Wolford in 1953. This firm did several public library 
projects around the city. This branch was opened in 1954. The scope of the 
project is to upgrade the restrooms to meet ADA requirements as well as the 
addition of a reading room. Mr. Schatz stated that the bulk of the work was 
seismic upgrade and hazardous materials abatement. The total addition is 
approximately 1,000 square feet. 

Ms. Fisch added that the new volume was set slightly lower than the highest 
portion of the existing building to minimize the visual impact to the residents 
across the street. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. <<br /> 
Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she liked the design. She said that she had 
been in that library several times and that bringing in more natural light was a 
positive change. 

Commissioner Freebaim-Smith stated that the design was nicely done. He 
asked if the architects intended to configure the hardboard panels in a way 
that related visually to the stack bond brick of the existing building. 

Mr. Schatz stated that it was envisioned as a contrast to the brick facade. 

Commissioner Freebaim Smith stated that he was generally not in favor of 
buildings in parks. He stated that it seems to be the policy of the City to put 
buildings in parks for lack of another site. 

Mr. Schatz said that the idea of the glass box addition was to visually bring the 
park inside the building. He said that the design continues the paving and 
planting out to the edge of the street to connect the park back to the 
neighborhood. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon said that the design was very. She stated 
that she would like to see more glass in the facade to provide a better 
presence on the street. 

Commissioner Freebaim-Smith asked if the southern exposure posed an concern 
to the books in that space. 

Mr. Schatz answered that the seating is along the glass and the stacks are 
perpendicular to the exposure. He also stated that there would be a shading 
system in place. 

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more shade during the summertime. 

Mr. Schatz stated that they would look at other options. 

Ms. Fisch said the goal of the addition was to have clear visual access from the 
street. A deeper overhang would obscure the building from the street. 

Motion to approve Marina Branch Library Renovation Phase 1: R.F-S Vote: 
unanimous 

6. Western Addition Branch Library Renovation Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson briefly introduced the history of the project. She explained 
that their had been two community meetings and the project was presented to 
the Library Commission in September of this year. She introduced Kent Ford, 
project architect, DPW BOA and Brian Gatter, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE 
landscape division. 

Mr. Ford explained that the scope of the project included ADA upgrades at the 
entry and restrooms, seismic upgrades, electrical improvements and hazardous 
materials abatement. The total square footage of the new additions is 
approximately 550 square feet which includes a new entry and small classroom. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. <<br /> 
Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon asked if the addition would be the same 
color. 

Mr. Ford answered that they hadn't selected colors yet and that there was 
mural that had to be considered. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if more of the parking area could be used 
to afford better natural light into the outdoor reading court. He commented 
that the location of this space will be very chilly and in shadow. 

Mr. Ford stated that both Recreation and Park as well as the library want to 
keep the parking quantity the same. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the design was fine. She commented that 
she agreed with commissioner Freebairn-Smith comments. Ms. Przyblyski added 
that kids will use the space regardless of temperature. She also stated that it 
would be better if the presence of the library extended closer to the street 
edge. 

Motion to approve Western Addition Branch Library Renovation Phase 1 : 

R.F-S 

Vote: unanimous 

7. New Business 

8. Adjournment 5:15 

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f Agenda 

1 . Seismic Upgrades of Bay Division Pipeline 3 & 4 at the Hayward Fault Crossing 
Phase 1 

Mike Pierron, Architect, SFPUC 

2. Forest Knoll Pump Station & Storage Tank Upgrades 
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Edmund Shum, Architect, DPW BOA 



3. California Japantown Historic Landmark 
Phase 1 a 2( Phase 1 & 2 reviewed 10/18/04) 
Rob Kawamura, Designer, Osaki Design 

4. New Business 

5. Adjournment 

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Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Rod Freebairn-Smith, Barbara 
Stauffacher Solomon, Jeanne Przyblyski 

Absent: Andrea Cochran 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 

Call To Order: 

1. Seismic Upgrades of Bay Division Pipeline 3 6t 4 at the Hayward Fault 
. 3 o Crossing Phase 1 

; i i\ Peter Wong, senior architect, DPW BOA introduced the project team, Fara 

Perez, architectural associate, DPW BOA and Lota de Castro, project manager, 
SFPUC. 

Ms. Castro explained that the project site is located in the city of Fremont. The 
project is part of a major capital improvement plan to upgrade SFPUC water 
delivery infrastructure. She stated that the SFPUC right of way crosses over 4 
major fault zones along the Hayward fault. Ms. Castro explained that a seismic 
event of magnitude 7.0 would cause severe damage to the water delivery 
system. To ensure water reliability and safety two new automatic shut off 
valves need to be installed at the east and west ends of Pipelines 3 & 4. Ms. 
Castro stated that Fara Perez would present the design for the buildings that 
would house the shut off valves. 

Ms. Perez stated that two identical underground vaults would be covered by 
two single story buildings. The site for each building is located behind 
residential backyards. The homes are a combination of one and two story 
structures. Ms. Perez stated that the residents of the neighborhood would be 
able to see the new buildings from their backyards. The building is designed to 
fit in with existing residential architectural styles. The buildings would be 
made of concrete, stucco and fiberglass tile roofs. Colonnades with wood 
trellises are used to screen mechanical equipment. 

Ms. Perez explained that a metal fence would surround the building prohibiting 
any public access. She said that the height of the building was kept to 
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Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that it was interesting that the 
building looks residential and commented that she liked the design. 

Ms. Perez commented that the community expressed a strong desire to have a 
building that did not look like a utility structure. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked if there was an exterior signage system. She 
stated that she understood that there were new security concerns in place, 
however, she felt that it was important for the public to understand what their 
tax dollars were being spent on. 

Ms. Perez stated that exterior signage was not part of the design 
package. <<br /> 

Commissioner Freebairn Smith asked if there was a community desire for 
landscape improvements. 

Ms. de Castro stated that it is prohibited to plant in the PUC right of way. She 
also explained that plant roots could damage the underground pipes. Ms. 
Castro stated that there wasn't any money in the budget for landscape 
improvements. She stated that if funds became available, the SFPUC would be 
open to looking at planting shallow root shrubs near the building. 

Motion to approve Seismic upgrades of Bay Division Pipeline 36t 4 at the 
Hayward Fault Crossing Phase 1: Przyblyski 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Forest Knoll Pump station & Storage Tank Upgrades Phase 1 

Howard Fung, project manager, DPW BOA stated that the scope of the project 
was to replace an existing pump station with a new building. The new site 
would be adjacent to the existing site along Christopher Drive. Mr. Fung 
introduced Edmund Shum, architect, DPW BOA and Martha Ketterer, landscape 
architect, DPW BOE. 

Mr. Shum explained that the scope of the project includes a new building, 
landscape improvements, replacement of a 30 ft. diameter water tank, 
installation of infrastructure to connect the tank to the pump station and 
various electrical and mechanical upgrades. 

Mr. Shum stated that the new building would be a single-story building setback 
36 ft. from the street to minimize the visual impact. The site is nestled into a 
thick grove of eucalyptus trees that completely screen the water storage tanks 
from public view. Mr. Shum explained that a vinyl chain link fence would 
surround the perimeter of the building. 

Ms. Ketterer explained that the landscape was designed to blend in with the 
existing forest landscape. She said that there would be minimal new planting. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

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Stauffacher Solomon also stated that she would like to see more eucalyptus 
planted in the landscape plan. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked how the art enrichment would be incorporated 
in this project. Ms. Przyblyski reiterated her belief that the City's 
infrastructure should not be so inconspicuous. &# She stated that it is important 
for the residents to understand where and how their infrastructure works. 
These building are very much civic structures and should be functional as well 
as beautiful. 

Commissioner Freebaim-Smith agreed with commissioner Przyblyski. He also 
asked if the color of the frame for the perimeter fencing matched the actual 
fence color. 

Mr. Shum said that the funds allocated for art enrichment will be aggregated 
and used for another project that has public access. He also answered that the 
fence and frame are the same color. 



Motion Forest Knoll Pump station & Storage Tank Upgrades Phase 1: 

Przyblyski 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. California Japan Town Landmark Project Phase 1 

Rob Kawamura, project manager, Osaki Design, Inc. stated that a different site 
was being proposed for the California Japantown Landmark project. The 
sidewalk opposite the Buchannan Street mall just outside of the Peace pPlaza 
was proposed as an alternative at the October Civic Design meeting. Mr. 
Kawamura, the design team and key stakeholders have determined that the 
sidewalk just in front of the Peace Plaza would be the best location for the 
monument. He presented several boards depicting the landmark from various 
angles. 

Mr. Kawamura stated that the actual design and material had not changed 
since the October review. Mr. Kawamura introduced Allen M. Okamoto of the 
Nihonmachi Parking Corporation and Sandy Mori of the Japantown Taskforce. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Ms. Mori stated that she would be presenting the new location to the 
Japantown taskforce at their next meeting on November 22. She stated that 
she did not anticipate any objections to the proposed site. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that the location was fine. 

Commissioner Meyer agreed that the new proposed location works much 
better. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she liked the new site. Ms. Przyblyski said 
that although the landmark is outside of the Buchannan Street Mall there still 
needs to be an organized effort to clean up the space. She also commented 
that she would like to see a comprehensive plan of the interpretive signage 
that is proposed for a later phase. 

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better aesthetically in the Peace Plaza than the rustic aesthetic of Buchanan 
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Motion California Japan Town Landmark Project Phase 1 : Przyblyski 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. New Business 

Ms. Gonchar stated that staff was in the process of drafting revised Civic Design 
Guidelines. The draft will be sent to each commissioners for review and 
comment. 

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Monday, November 22, 2004 

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1. Seismic Upgrades of Bay Division Pipeline 3 8t 4 at the Hayward Fault Crossing 

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Mike Pierron, Architect, SFPUC 



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Rob Kawamura, Designer, Osaki Design 

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San Francisco^Arts Commission 

January 24, 2005 



CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, January 24, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



^Agenda 



1. Pier 96- Photovoltaic Panel Installation 
Phase 1,2,3 

Kimberley Knox, Utility Specialist, SFPUC 

2. Lasen Park Sava Pool Renovation 
Phase 1 

Paulett Taggert, Principal, Paulett Taggart Architects 
Mark Cavagnero, Principal, Mark Cavagnero Associates 

3. Hunter's Point Shipyard Streetscape Masterplan 
Phase 1,2,3 

Representative from Lennar/BVHP 

4. New Business 

Staff Report: Hetch Hetchy Valve Vault Stanislaus County 

5. Adjournment 

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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, January 24, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van N ess Avenue, Suite 70 

Minutes 



Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Rod 
Freebairn-Smith, Barbara Stauffacher-Solomon, Jeannene 
Przyblyski 

Commissioners Absent: Andrea Cochran, 



Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Nina Dunbar, 
Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 3:10 
1. Pier 96- Photovoltaic Panel Installation- Phase 1, 2, 3 

Kimbeley Knox, Utility Specialist, San Francisco PUC stated that 
the SFPUC will be installing a 231 kW solar system on the 
south-facing stringer of the roof at Pier 96. The installation will 
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feet. 

Ms. Knox stated that the installation will be visible from the 
southern elevation of the building. The system will be installed 
directly on the existing roof. She explained that the support 
machinery for the installation will be housed within an electric 
room on the interior of the building. No other architectural work 
will be implemented. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Przblyski asked what color the panels would be 
and about the public art requirement. 

Ms. Knox replied that the panels would be blue. She stated that 
she had coordinated with Jill Manton at the Arts Commission. 
She also stated that this project was exempt from the art 
enrichment requirement as there is no significant public access 
to this building. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the citizens of San 
Francisco will receive the State's rebate benefits. He also asked 
if additional equipment will be installed on the roof to handle 
regular washing of the PV panels. Mr. Freebairn-Smith also 
asked if the initial expenditure on this project would realize a 
cost savings at some point in the future. 

Ms. Knox answered that the general population would not 
realize an energy rebate. She also explained that the 
photovoltaic panels will be washed down periodically using a 
standard hose. Ms. Knox stated that she did not have adequate 

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information to provide figures on long term cost-to-investment 
savings. 

Motion to approve Pier 96- Photovoltaic Panel 
Installation- Phase 1, 2, 3:Freebairn-Smith 
Vote: Unanimous 



2. Larsen Park Sava Pool Renovation- Phase 1 

Tony Leung, Project Director, Recreation and Park Department, 
introduced the project. He stated that this project is part of the 
Recreation and Parks Department's Capital Improvement Plan. 
He stated that the project is being funded by Proposition A, 
$110 million-10 year General Obligation Bond and by 
Proposition C, a continuation of the Open Space Fund. Mr. 
Leung said that the Department of Public Works Bureau of 
Architecture is providing project management services for the 
renovation. He stated that Mark Cavagnero Associates/Paulett 
Taggart Architects-A Joint Venture would be providing 
consultant design services. Mr. Leung introduced Paulett 
Taggart to present the schematic design proposal. 

Ms. Taggart explained that the existing building has significant 
structural decay and will be demolished. A new building 
including a larger natatorium and support functions will be 
constructed on approximately the same footprint. She stated 
that the new building is pulled tighter to the southern end of 
the site to maximize open park space. The entry and courtyard 
to the new building will be located off of Wawona Street. The 
courtyard also provides functional space for warm-up and 
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work closely with the existing park setting. Ms Taggart stated 
that several existing Monterey pines were dying and would be 
replaced with new trees of the same species. She also stated 
that some additional trees would be planted to bolster the 
existing number of trees. Ms. Taggart introduced Mark 
Cavagnero to present the rest of the project. 

Mr. Cavagnero explained that the previous building was 
constructed primarily of steel and wood. He stated that the 
humid conditions of the natatorium corrode these materials 
rather easily. The primary construction material for the new 
building will be concrete. He explained that this material has 
great aesthetic potential as well as high durability. Mr. 
Cavegnero explained that the southern facade facing Stern 
Grove will be comprised primarily of operable glass windows. 
This window wall will afford maximum light penetration into the 
natatorium and opportunities to expel heat from the building. 
Operable light monitors set into the roof structure will also 
provide additional ventilation of the natatorium. Mr. Cavagnero 
explained that a light shelf along the southern facade would 
provide some light control as well as act as a light shelf to 
bounce light further into the natatorium. Mr. Cavagnero 
explained that the building orientation was designed to provide 
both wind and solar protection for the outdoor courtyard. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Freebairn- Smith stated for the record that he is 
generally opposed to buildings in a public park. In his opinion, 
the Recreation and Park Department should seek alternative 
sites adjacent to the park that the buildings serve. 

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Commissioner Freebairn- Smith commented that the program 
seemed narrowly focused on lap swimming and few other 
related aquatic activities. Mr. Freebairn- Smith asked if the 
community had any desire for more expansive programming for 
the facility. 

Ms. Taggert answered that this particular pool is used primarily 
for lap swimming. The priority established from the community 
was to maximize available lanes for lap swimming. Ms. Taggert 
stated that the addition of the multipurpose room, usable for 
meetings or birthday parties, was an attempt to expand the 
program without increasing the already strict budget. 

Mr. Freebairn- Smith asked if additional mechanical equipment 
would be installed on the roof, dramatically changing the overall 
aesthetic of the building. 

Ms. Taggert answered that a high parapet will conceal the 
smaller equipment that is located over the locker rooms. She 
stated that all other major mechanical equipment will be located 
underground below the service access drive at the northern end 
of the building. 

Mr. Freebairn- Smith asked how the architects were handling 
rain and storm water run off from the roof. He stated that 
there were no visible rainwater leaders, downspouts or gutters 
shown in the drawings. 

Ms. Taggert explained that all roof drainpipes would be 
concealed within a wall at the northern end of the natatorium. 

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excellent and was very pleased at the use of operable windows. 

Commissioner Przblyski expressed concern about the wall along 
the eastern edge of the building blocking the view from 19th 
Ave. She stated that 19th Avenue is not pedestrian friendly and 
would be less so with the addition of a wall. She suggested 
investigating other traffic calming measures for that edge of the 
site. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the overall design was 
beautiful. Mr. Meyer suggested that the architects explore a 
livelier pattern for the tile application. He stated that the 
monochromatic scheme was nice but would prefer something 
more colorful. 



Motion to approve Larsen Park Sava Pool Renovation- 
Phase 1: Stauffacher-Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. Hunter's Point Shipyard Streetscape Master plan- Phase 
1,2,3 

Miles Stevens, principal, Stevens + Associates presented the 
conceptual design. Mr. Stevens stated that the project include 
conceptual designs for new, existing and future improvements 
for Parcel A in the Hunters Point Shipyard neighborhood. He 
said that this is the first of several parcels being developed in 
the former shipyard and consists primarily of residential 
projects. Mr. Stevens said that completely new infrastructure 
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constructed. The project will also include new paving, trees, 
planting, lighting, and signage and street furnishings. Mr. 
Stevens stated that the master plan was created in 
collaboration with the developer Lennar/BVHP, the Citizen's 
Advisory Committee (CAC), The Bayview Project Area 
Committee (BVPAC), the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency 
and the Arts Commission. 

Mr. Stevens explained that the proposed goals of the master 
plan are to provide infrastructural development and circulation 
patterns for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. He explained that 
the overall scale of the design was geared toward creating an 
intimate and pedestrian friendly neighborhood. Mr. Stevens 
stated that the information packet provided detailed information 
on various design specifications including plant species, street 
lighting and furnishings, paving patterns and signage systems. 

Mr. Stevens also commented that a cultural history project 
would be incorporated into the design, creating points of 
interest at various locations throughout the entire master plan. 
He explained that that portion of the plan was still being 
designed. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that the proposal 
seemed fine. She commented that she preferred that the 
bending stair that leads from Coleman Street to Galvez Avenue 
be a straight run stair. 

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of a straight run stair. She felt that it would be a more clear 
statement about getting from one place to another. 

Ms. Przblyski stated that she was pleased that the streetlights 
were located in a functional relationship to the tree canopies. 
She stated that often lights are placed without taking into 
account the density and height of the tree canopy, thereby 
reducing the amount of light hitting the streets. She also stated 
that she would like to see an overall master plan outlining in 
more detail the location of the cultural history elements. Ms. 
Przblyski also wanted to see a more clear area plan that could 
serve to map potential public art sites. Commissioner Przblyski 
asked what the developers contribution to public art would be. 

Graztna Dwornik, landscape architect, Stevens + Associates, 
explained that the goal of the intent of the stair design was to 
create places of repose. This particular stair was not simply 
about getting from one point to another but more about 
enjoying the travel from point to point. Ms. Dwornik stated that 
the stairs were wide enough to be used as seating and the 
circular cut outs offered moments to rest and take in the view. 

Commissioner Freebairn- Smith stated that he was very 
concerned about possibly approving a this project for a 
combined phase 1, 2, 3. He stated that it was imperative for the 
committee to review the project in a more comprehensive 
fashion versus just the selection of street amenities. He asked if 
the amenities selected for this parcel would be used when other 
parcels are developed. Mr. Freebairn- Smith asked how "transit 
first" concepts where being incorporated into the concept plan. 
He stated that he only saw one transit stop in the plan. 
Commissioner Freebairn- Smith asked if the Planning 
Department has made an amendments to the City's general 

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plan prescribing certain elements in street design and 
development for the southeast sector. 

Commissioner Meyer said that it was important for the 
commissioners to limit their review to the scope outlined for 
the Civic Design Committee. Mr. Meyer stated that this project 
could not be approved today based on the issues raised. He 
further stated that an overall area plan needs to be submitted 
in order for the committee to review the project in a more 
comprehensive way. 

4. New Business 

5. Adjournment 5:15 p.m 

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February 28, 2005 

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Monday, February 28, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

^Agenda FEB 2 5 2005 

1. Little Saigon Project SAN FRANC , sco 

Phase 1, I, 3 PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Trang Nguyen, Executive Director, Vietnamese Elderly Mutaul Assistance 

Association(VEMAA) 2-25-05 P02 : 1*1 R C V D 

2. Embarcadero Odor and Corrosion Control Ventilation Elements 

Phase 3 

Jignesh Desai, Engineer, SFPUC 

3. Mission Creek Park North-Parcels NP4-NP5 Maintenance Building and Kayak 
, Sorage Building 

Phase 1 

Andrew Harris, Landscape Architect, Martha Fry Landscape Architects 
/oS" Steve Kelley, Principal, MKThink Architects 



4. Hunter's Point Shipyard Project- Streetscape Master Plan 

Phase 1 

Representatives from Lennar, SFRDA and Stevens + Associates 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

Revision Date 02/24/05 



Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Wan Ness Ave. Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Rommel Taylor 413-252-3214). 

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February 28, 2005 public library 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, February 28, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Av enue, Suite 70 

Minutes 

Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Rod 
Freebairn-Smith, Andrea Cochran, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon 

Absent: Jeannene Przyblyski 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 3:10 p.m. 
1. Embarcadero Odor Control and Corrosion Control 
Ventilation Elements-Phase 3 

Jignesh Desai, engineer, San Francisco PUC, stated that there 
were minor changes to the project based on comments from 
the committee at the Phase 1 and 2 approval. Mr. Desai said 
that a non-corrosive lined stainless steel would be used for 
constructing the ventilation elements. He stated that this 
material offers high impact resistance. Mr. Desai stated that the 

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standard Embarcadero Gray would be used to color the 
elements. Last Mr. Desai stated that the chamfer around the 
base of the elements had been eliminated. The concrete base 
will now be flush with the existing grade. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public 
comment. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public 
comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon asked what the heights of 
the elements were. 

Mr. Desai stated that the elements were 12 feet tall. 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, Arts Commission, 
read the comments regarding this project from the March 15, 
2004 Civic Design meeting. He read that the primary issues 
voiced by the commissioners were: that the base of the 
ventilation elements be flush with grade, that the color be 
either Embarcadero Blue or Gray, explain the weight of the fiber 
reinforced plastic in relation to steel. 

Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director, Arts Commission, asked which 
of the four color samples represented the typical Embarcadero 
Gray. 

Mr. Desai stated that all of the samples were the same Gray but 
at different values. 

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Stauffacher Solomon 
Vote: Unanimous 



2. Mission Creek Park North-Parcels NP4-NP5 Maintenance 
Building and Kayak Storage Building-Phase 1 

Amy Neches, Senior Project Manager, SFRDA, presented a brief 
overview of the scope of the project. She stated that two 
proposed buildings would be presented today in accordance 
with the Memorandum of Understanding between the City, the 
developer and SFRDA. Ms. Neches introduced Andrew Harris, 
landscape architect, Martha Fry Landscape Architects (MFLA) to 
present the design concepts for North Park 4 and 5. 

Mr. Harris explained that the park was envisioned as a sports 
and activity park for the growing residential community in 
Mission Bay. He explained that there would be several 
basketball courts, a tennis court and a sand volleyball court. He 
explained that at the northwestern edge of the site there will be 
a maintenance building and at the northeastern edge of the site 
there will be a kayak storage building. A diagonal color coded 
path will connect these two buildings. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked about parcel X-l and its 
relationship to the design of NP-4 and NP-5. 

Mr. Harris stated that parcel X-l was the property of PUC and 
that the existing pump station on the site would remain and is 
not part of the design for NP-4 and NP-5. Mr. Harris introduced 
Steve Kelly, Principal, MKThink Architects, to present the design 
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Mr. Kelly stated that the program for the two buildings was 
purely functional. The maintenance building will be used to 
store equipment to maintain the park grounds. He said that 
public restrooms would also be located in this building. The 
kayak storage building will be used to store 20 human-powered 
watercraft. The building will have a special security code issued 
to the individuals storing boats in the building. Mr. Kelly 
commented that boat construction and nautical forms inspired 
the design for the two buildings. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public 
comment. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public 
comment. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there is a specific 
signage program and lighting scheme. 

Mr. Kelly stated that the signage for these two parcels would 
conform to the master plan for Mission Bay. There will be some 
specific wayfinding signs on the buildings. He said that the 
lighting plan for the parks would be as required for safety. Mr. 
Kelly stated that there would be special up lights near the 
freeway. 

Commissioner Cochran asked for clarification on the material 
used for the fencing and paving. 

Mr. Harris explained that poured-in-place concrete and concrete 
unit pavers would be the primary hard surface material. 
Integral color would be used to differentiate the various areas 
of the park. Mr. Harris explained that welded metal wire mesh 

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would be used for the fencing around the sports courts. The 
fence will be 12 feet high. 

Ms. Neches explained that the there would only be fencing 
around the tennis court. 

Commissioner Cochran asked about the durability of the plastic 
skin and its ability to resist vandalism, specifically in terms of 
paint or inks. 

Mr. Kelly stated that the material is very durable in terms of 
impact resistance and is relatively inexpensive to replace. He 
said that the material is very susceptible to scratches. A solvent 
can be used to remove paint or inks. Mr. Kelly stated that his 
office is researching anti-vandalism measures for the plastic 
skin. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that the design was 
good. She asked how the building would be cleaned. 

Mr. Kelly stated that the building could be washed down with a 
hose. 

Ms. Neches commented that they are working closely with UCSF 
to set up a boat club that will manage the boat storage building. 
The storage will be on a first-come, first served basis and there 
will be room for about 20 boats. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the design was well done. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if provisions had been 
made for parking. 



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Ms. Neches stated that aside from the designated drop-off area, 
no additional parking will be provided. She stated that the 
primary goal was to maximize open space. 

Mr. Newirth stated that the committee could only vote on items 
on the agenda. Any additional phase approvals would have to 
be recommended under committee reports at the full 
commission agenda. 

Motion to approve Mission Creeek Park North-Parcels 
NP4-NP5 Maintenance Building and Kayak Storage 
Building Phase 1, with recommendation for Phase 2 
approval at the March 7, 2005 Full Arts Commission 
meeting: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. Hunter's Point Shipyard Project-Streetscape Master 
Plan-Phase 1 

Mr. Newirth stated that he wanted to clarify that the jurisdiction 
of the Civic Design Committee was limited to the review of 
streetscape elements such as furniture, lighting or structures. 
He also stated that the committee's role regarding landscape 
was strictly advisory. Mr. Newirth introduced Michael Cohen, 
Mayor's Office of Base Reuse and Development, to begin the 
presentation. 

Mr. Cohen presented a timeline of the development of the 
Hunter's Point Shipyard project that spanned approximately 14 
years. Mr. Cohen stated that Parcel A represents the first 70 
acres to be developed in the overall Shipyard masterplan. He 
explained that an extensive community benefits package was 

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developed in connection with the transfer of the property to City 
ownership. This package includes economic benefits directly 
targeted to the Bayview community. Mr. Cohen introduced Evan 
Rose, Principal, SMWM architects, to present the overall design 
concept for Parcel A. 

Mr. Rose stated that he would present the design for the 
general land use plan and streetscape for Phase 1. He stated 
that Miles Stevens, principal, Stevens + Associates architects, 
would present the specifics of the streetscape master plan. 

Mr. Rose explained that the design team viewed this site as an 
extension of the Bayview Hunter's Point neighborhood. He 
stated that the project would develop the waterfront and create 
new open space. The hilltop area would offer dramatic vistas 
both to downtown San Francisco and the East Bay. The primary 
design concepts focused on the hill, the water, the shipyard and 
reconnecting the fabric of the neighborhood. Mr. Rose stated 
that there were several types of open space forms that the 
team developed: the bluff, stairs, parks, plazas, streets, 
gardens, linkages, nodes and cultural history elements. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the cultural history 
elements had been developed and if so, would local artists be 
used. 

Mr. Cohen stated that that the first phase of development 
primarily focused on horizontal development such as street 
layouts and infrastructure. He stated that the historical element 
would be developed at a later stage. 

Mr. Newirth stated that the art component of this project was 
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ideas could be discussed as they relate to the overall 
streetscape plan. 

Mr. Cohen stated this was an item that could be discussed at 
the next presentation. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that she was 
concerned that the collaboration between artists should not be 
blurred. 



Commissioner Meyer stated that the committee should focus on 
major issues like the size, shape and layout of the streets. 

Mr. Rose commented that the street layout was already set and 
that it would be very difficult and expensive to make any major 
modifications to the form and layout of the streets at this point. 

Mr. Cohen stated that the cost implications to make any major 
street modifications would be dramatic. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if there was funding available for 
public art. 

Mr. Cohen stated that there was no legal requirement for public 
art however, funds were built into the project to potentially be 
used for public art work if they are not needed for other priority 
services. 

Mr. Rose introduced Miles Stevens to present the streetscape 
amenities. 

Mr. Stevens explained that the overall concept for the 
streetscape was to relate directly to the typical San Francisco 

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street in terms of rhythm, scale, and form. He stated that each 
street would be similar in form and rhythm but would also have 
its own unique character based on plant selection. Mr. Stevens 
said that his office explored the possibility of using a straight 
run stair at Galvez street. He stated that due to the severe 
change in elevation and requirements for landings, a straight 
run stair would not work. He said that lighting elements that 
kept with the established nautical theme were selected for this 
area. He also commented that street benches had been 
removed from the project. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith opened the floor to public 
comment. % 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith closed the floor to public 
comment. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that he liked the overall concept 
plan, particularly Innes Street. He stated that he would like to 
see a more formal spacial termination to the street instead of 
just an open space. Mr. Meyer stated that the southeast portion 
of the site needed a central sense of community and should 
provide opportunities for ground level retail activity. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon agreed with Commissioner 
Meyer that the end of Innes street should have a more formal 
spacial termination. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the hilltop area has a much 
stronger neighborhood feel than the hillside area, he hillside 
area feels very suburban and uninspired. Ms. Cochran stated 
that the design of the Galvez stair should be given more 
thought in terms of how it can incorporate art in a more 

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cohesive fashion; the art should not just be tacked on. She also 
commented that the planting should be selected in terms of its 
lifespan. Short lived plants that will lie dormant in five years 
should not be used. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there could be a greater 
density of housing and if there would be a coherent signage 
program. 

Mr. Cohen stated that the approved Environmental Impact 
Report(E.I.R.) set the density of the development. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the E.I.R. also set the height 
limits as well. Mr. Meyer stated that some variety in building 
height would give the developement a stronger focal point. He 
also stated that the development needed to include benches. 



4. Little Saigon Project-Phase 1,2 and 3 

Staff note: This project is listed as first on the agenda but was 
heard last in order to allow the presenters time to set up a 
Power Point presentation. 

Trang Nguyen, Executive Director, Vietnamese Elderly Mutual 
Assistance Association (VEMAA) stated that the purpose of the 
Little Saigon project was to improve the visibility of the positive 
contributions of the Vietnamese community in the Tenderloin. 
The project would also contribute to the overall image of the 
city by creating a Vietnamese cultural attraction. Ms. Nguyen 
said that the project consisted of color banners hung from the 
existing street lights. She stated that this phase of the project 
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installation of two decorative pylons in the sidewalk on Larkin 
Street near Eddy Street. These pylons would mark the entry 
into Little Saigon. Ms Nguyen explained that the pylons would 
be constructed of concrete and granite. On top of each pylon 
would be a small lion sculpture. She stated that the lion was a 
symbol of strength and courage. Ms. Nguyen said that they had 
received approval from DPW Bureau of Street Use and Mapping 
to encroach into the public right of way. She stated that a draft 
MOU between VEMAA and PG&E was in the final stages of 
approval. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Mr. Philip Nguyen spoke in support of the project. He stated 
that this project would be the first step in revitalizing the image 
and local economy of the Tenderloin neighborhood. Mr. Nguyen 
stated that the pylons would be a positive addition to the 
community. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if the lettering was made of 
granite. 

Ms. Nguyen stated that the letters would be made out of 
concrete. 

Commissioner Meyer asked why the lion was so small and said 
that he would prefer a much larger lion. He asked if the lion was 
going to be painted. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon suggested that the lion be 
painted gold. 

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Ms. Nguyen stated that she liked the suggestion of a larger and 
more colorful lion. She stated that any changes in the project 
are dependent upon available funds. 

Commissioner Cochran suggested that they return to the 
committee with the architect to answer specific questions 
regarding the methods of construction and material choices. 

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1 . Little Saigon Project 

Phase 1, 2, 3 

(Phase 1,2,3 reviewed 01/24/05) 

Trang Nguyen, Executive Director, Vietnamese Elderly Mutaul Assistance 

Association(VEMAA) 

KathyMinh Bach, Designer 

2. Seismic Upgrades of Bay Division Pipelines 3 ft 4 at the Hayward Fault Crossing 
Phase 1 & 2 

(Phase 1 approved 11/15/04) 
Mike Pierron, Architect, SFPUC 

3. Ingleside Branch Library 

Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson, Building Program Manager, BLIP 

Ann Fougeron, Principal, Fougeron Architects 

Bassel Samaha, Project Architect, Fougeron Architects 

4. Palace of Fine Arts, Phase MA, Lagoon and Park Resoration-Site Furnishings 
Selection 

Phase 1, 2,3 

(Informational presentation 09/15/03) 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

5. New Business 

6. Adjournment 

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March 21, 2005 public library 

CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, March 21, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van N ess Avenue, Suite 70 

Minutes 

Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Rod 
Freebairn-Smith, Andrea Cochran, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, 
Jeannene Przyblyski 

Absent: None 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 3:10 p.m. 
1. Seismic Upgrades of Bay Division Pipelines 3 and 4 at the 
Hayward Fault Crossing-Phase 1 and 2 

Commissioner Meyer stated that this agenda item was being 
heard first because representatives for the Little Saigon Project 
were not present when the meeting was called to order. 

Michael Pierron, architect, SFPUC, explained that significant 

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changes had been made to the project since the Phase 1 
approval on November 15, 2004. He stated that the scope and 
location of the project was the same as presented in November. 
Mr. Pierron stated that the overall square footage of the 
building had been reduced. They were able to accomplish this 
by locating equipment and program underground. The 
previously approved building footprint was 75 ft. long by 50 ft. 
wide. The new footprint is 50 ft. long by 20 ft. wide. Mr. Pierron 
commented that the exterior building materials are the same as 
previously approved. He commented that the stucco color 
would be yellow. 

Mr. Pierron stated that the community wanted to further 
minimize the visual impact of the buildings. The presented 
changes reflect the design teams acknowledgement of the 
expressed community concerns. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the community 
requested SFPUC to include other functions for the site and if 
the site could be used as open space with landscaping. 

Mr. Pierron stated that there were no negotiations in progress. 
As stated at the last meeting, there will be no physical public 
access to the site. He explained that SFPUC does not allow for 
significant planting on these types of sites due to potential root 
damage to the underground pipes. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked what the public would see 
from the street. 

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Mr. Pierron explained that you would see the building and 
approximately 1 ft. to about 3 ft. of the concrete that is the roof 
structure of the underground functions. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there were any other 
community comments that the committee should be concerned 
about. 

Mr. Pierron explained that the primary concern was to reduce 
the visual impact and size of the building. The proposed new 
design responds directly to that concern. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon expressed concern about 
the accuracy of the presentation. She stated that the color on 
the boards did not look yellow and that she prefered the color 
on the boards. Ms. Stauffacher Solomon said that she preferred 
a more neutral color. 

Commissioner Cochran agreed with Commissioner Stauffacher 
Solomon that the color should not be so bright. The greenish 
color on the board would be more appropriate. 

Commissioner Przyblyski said that she would like to see more 
signage on public infrastructure projects. She also commented 
that she understands the stated security concerns, however she 
feels it is important that citizens can identify and understand 
how the infrastructure of the city works. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith felt that the arbitrary use of the 
arch on the side elevations was unnecessary. 

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with Commissioner Freebairn-Smith about the arbitrary use of 
the arch on the side elevations. 



Motion to approve Seismic Upgrades of Bay Division 
Pipelines 3 and 4 at the Hayward Fault Crossing Phase 1 
and 2 contingent upon specifying a color for the exterior 
as shown on the presentation boards: Przyblyski 
Vote: Unanimous 



2. Little Saigon Project-Phase 1,2 and 3 

Trang Nguyen, Executive Director, Vietnamese Elderly Mutual 
Assistance Association (VEMAA), stated that the project was 
coming back to Civic Design with new information as requested 
at the previous meeting. 

Ms. Nguyen presented an example of the type of lion sculpture 
that would sit on top of the two proposed pylons. She explained 
that the surface material would be slate. Ms. Nguyen said that 
this material was chosen because it is durable, colorfast and 
relatively inexpensive. A sealant will be applied to the slate to 
increase resistance to vandalism. She said that they had 
considered porcelain but the maintenance on that material 
would be too expensive. 

Ms. Nguyen introduced Kathy Minh Bach, a designer who 
was volunteering time on this project to answer any 
architectural questions. 

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Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if the grout lines would be visible. 

Ms. Bach explained that they were planning on using 4 inches 
by 4 inches slate tiles. The grout lines would be visible. 

Commissioner Cochran suggested that they research using 
granite instead of slate. She explained that granite is a much 
stronger material and will be easier to carve letters into. The 
granite also looks more dignified and monumental. She said 
that the small slate tiles would take away from the simplicity of 
the design. 

Commissioner Cochran suggested that they research golden 
granite, a material that is relatively inexpensive and more 
durable than slate or porcelain. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon said that she agreed with 
Commissioner Cochran regarding the material selection. She 
expressed concern that the drawing did not accurately show the 
relationship of the lion to the pylon. The lion presented today 
did not match what is shown in the rendering. Commissioner 
Stauffacher Solomon said that they should come back with an 
accurate drawing. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that he was also 
concerned about the proportions of the lion in relation to the 
pylon. He said that the lion model presented would look too 
small on the current pylon design. Mr. Freebairn-Smith stated 
that he would like to see either a larger lion sculpture or a more 
slender column. He added that slate is not that durable and 
would recommend using granite. 

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Commissioner Meyer agreed with the comments made by all 
the commissioners. He stated that a larger lion or more slender 
column should be used. He suggested that granite in the short 
and long term might be more economical. The cost to carve the 
small slate tiles and the maintenance might balance out the 
costs of using granite. 

Motion to approve Little Saigon Project Phase 1 and 2 
contingent upon reducing the size of the pylon to 18 
inches long by 18 inches wide by 9 ft. tall and using 
granite if it is economically feasible: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



3. Ingleside Branch Library-Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, Bond Library 
Improvement Program, summarized the design process to date, 
including community review and the pending review by the 
Library Commission. Ms. Thompson introduced Ann Fougeron, 
Principal, Fougeroun Architects, to present the design concept. 

Ms. Fougeron stated that the challenge for this project was to 
create a civic presence with a relatively small scale building. 
She explained that creating visual interest at the entry was 
important to make the building easily identifiable from the 
street. Also, visual transparency was important to both the civic 
quality and interior quality of the building. Ms. Fougeron stated 
that the small square footage requirements provided an 
opportunity for an outdoor reading area. The area would be 
surrounded by a metal perimeter fence, which also serves as a 
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selected by the Visual Arts Committee and that their team 
would be collaborating with him on creating a piece that worked 
with the architectural design. < <br /> 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that the building 
looked fine. She commented that there seemed to be too many 
exterior materials being used. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if the main reading room 
could be taller to match the height of the canopy. 

Ms. Fougeron responded that the team would look at that 
option. 

Commissioner Przyblyski said that she hoped the additional 
trees at the corner of Ocean Ave. and Plymouth Ave. could be 
moved or removed. The trees obscure the strong architectural 
form of the children's reading room specifically and the front of 
the building in general. Ms. Przyblyski asked how closely the 
artist was working with the design team. 

Ms. Fougeron stated that they hadn't begun design of the metal 
fence. She said that they would be working very closely with 
the artist during design development. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she really liked the design of 
the building and use of materials. She agreed with 
Commissioner Przyblyski regarding the street trees impairing 
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liked horsetails as a planting material but warned that it 
requires a lot of maintenance. 

Commissioner Meyer said that he liked the overall building 
form. He said that the he would like to see colors and different 
configuration of the louvers. 



Motion to approve Ingleside Branch Library Phase 1 with 
the recommendation that the trees directly in front of the 
children's reading room be relocated or removed: 

Przyblyski 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Palace of Fine Arts, Phase IIA, Lagoon and Park 
Restoration (informational presentation)-Site 
Furnishings Selection-Phase 1,2 and 3 

Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA, explained that the 
design team would be presenting an informational presentation 
regarding the next phase of work at the Palace of Fine Arts site. 
She commented that the team was seeking approval for the 
selection of site furnishings for the park. Ms. Chen introduced 
Charlie Duncan, Architect, Carey and Co. Architects and Doug 
Nelson, Landscape Planner, Royston Hanamoto Alley and Abey, 
to present the project. 

Mr. Duncan stated that the site had been researched 
extensively to create a design that reflected the character of the 
original design. He explained that the primary scope of the 
project was to restore the dilapidated edge of the lagoon and 
activate the lagoon. Mr. Duncan said that much of the original 
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edge along the lagoon was originally planted and not simply a 
hard edge. Mr. Duncan emphasized that the design objective 
was to restore the city park, as close as possible to its original 
condition. 

Mr. Nelson explained that the impetus for the design was 
aesthetic but also about increasing safety and accessibility to 
the lagoon. He explained that they will be rebuilding the entire 
perimeter edge of the lagoon with a new concrete curb. In 
certain conditions the curb will extend vertically 6 inches to 
provide access all the way to the edge of the lagoon. In other 
cases the concrete will be more or less flush with the water and 
planting will provide a buffer between the walkway and the 
lagoon. 

Mr. Nelson stated that the site furnishings include benches and 
City approved trash receptacles. The benches are metal and 
wood. The metal of the benches and trash receptacles will be 
painted black. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the landscape scheme made 
sense. She said that she liked the idea of providing planting 
along the edge of the lagoon. Ms. Cochran asked if basalt could 
be used as the curb as well as decoration. 

Mr. Nelson responded that there was a durability issue. The 
basalt would not hold up as long as the concrete. 

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fence would finally be coming down. She asked if the benches 
and trash cans were City standards. 

Mr. Nelson responded that the trash receptacles were City 
standards. 

Commissioner Meyer asked where the trash receptacles would 
be placed. 

Mr. Nelson stated that benches and trash receptacles would be 
paired together. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith said that he was impressed with 
the depth of research and analysis of the historical character of 
the site and commended the design team for their work. He 
stated that he would like to see a deeper curb so that the edge 
of the lagoon could be more effectively used as a seat. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon stated that she is looking 
forward to the completion of the project. 



Motion to approve Palace of Fine Arts, Phase IIA Site 
Furnishings Selection-Phase 1, 2 and 3: Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. New Business 

United Nations Plaza-Informational Presentation 



Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW, explained that there 
were several projects happening in the United Nations Plaza. 
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to improve the quality of the plaza in preparation for the 
celebration for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the 
United Nations. The first project is the replacement of the 
temporary buckets and chain link barrier surrounding the 
Lawrence Halprin Fountain in the plaza. Ms. Mosqueda 
explained that new removable granite bollards with a black 
removable chain would replace the buckets. The square light 
fixtures atop columns lining the main path will be replaced with 
glass spheres with an etching of the world. 

Ms. Mosqueda said that the grass space at the western corner 
of the plaza near the Art Institute of California campus would be 
removed. She explained that the grass area would be removed 
and paved so that the space could be used for vendors and as a 
secure gathering space for the students of the college. Ms. 
Mosqueda stated that other options would be to use the space 
for temporary art exhibits. She stated that the construction of 
this was already underway. 

Ms. Mosqueda said that part of the barrier wall at the southern 
edge of the plaza between the buildings at 10 and 50 UN Plaza 
would be removed. The removal of this wall would provide 
greater visual access to the plaza from the Leavenworth 
corridor. 

The last project, which would be partially funded by the 
Goldman Fund and San Francisco Foundation, are plaques that 
will include the most recently added member nations. 

Ms. Mosqueda stated that another proposal for the celebration 
of the United Nation's anniversary was to place flags around the 
fountain in recognition of the member nations. This project is 
still in the planning stage. 

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Commissioner Cochran expressed outrage that any part of this 
project was happening outside of Arts Commission approval. 
Ms. Cochran stated that she was insulted that the project was 
being presented after the fact and that the Charter-mandated 
authority of the Arts Commission had been completely ignored. 

Commissioner Przyblyski agreed with Commissioner Cochran's 
statement and suggested that the Civic Design Committee take 
this matter directly to the Mayor's office. 

Commissioner Meyer suggested that each of the commissioners 
write a letter directly to the Mayor regarding this project. 

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1 . Argonne Playground Clubhouse 
Phase 2 & 3 

(Phase 1 approved 03/15/04) 
Damon Louie, Recreation and Park 

2. Larsen Park Sava Pool Renovation 
Phase 2 

(Phase 1 approved 01/24/05) 
Lena Chen, Project Manager, DPW BOA 
Paulett Taggart, Principal, Paulett Taggert Architects 
Mark Cavagnero, Principal, Mark Cavagnero Architects 



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3. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

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Brook Mebratu, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

Mary Tienken, Project Director, Recreation and Park 

4. Mission Bay Pump Station at Park P-18 

Phase 1 

Amy Eliot, principal, Tom Eliot Fisch 

Cliff Lowe, Principal, Cliff Lowe Associates 

5. Hunter's Point Shipyard Project- Open Space and Streetscape Master Plan -Site 
Furnishings and Structures 

Phase 1 a 2 

(Phase 1,2 a 3 reviewed 01/25/05, Phase 1 reviewed 02/28/05) 

Michael Cohen, Mayor's Office 

Evan Rose, Principal, SMWM 

6. United Nations Plaza Improvments- Site Furnishings and Structures 

Phase 1 a 2 

(Informational Presentation 03/21/05) 

Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW 



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Monday, April 18, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Aven u e, Suite 7 

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Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Rod Freebairn-Smith, 
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Jeannene Przyblyski 

Absent: Andrea Cochran 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Jill Manton, 
Kristin Zaremba, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 3:10 p.m. 

Note: As the team for the Argonne Playground Clubhouse was 
not present at the call to order, this item was not heard as 
indicated on the agenda. 
1. Larsen Park Sava Pool Renovation— Phase 2 

Presented by Paulett Taggart, Principal, Paulett Taggart 
Architects. Ms. Taggart presented color and material samples. 



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Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Motion to approve Larsen Park Sava Pool 

Renovation— Phase 2 

Motion: Przyblyski 

Second:Stauffacher Solomon 

Vote: The motion was unanimously approved. 

2. Argonne Playground Clubhouse— Phase 2 and 3 

Nancy Gonchar reviewed the comments from the Phase 1 
review held March 15, 2004. Commissioners Meyer and 
Stauffacher Solomon felt that the roof should be studied 
further. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith felt that the color 
palette could be stronger. 

Edgar Lopez, Project Manager, DPW, explained that the project 
had been on hold due to funding issues. DPW reduced the 
budget by 10% and they were proceeding with the project. 
Damon Louie, Project Manager, Recreation and Park 
Department, presented the project and addressed the 
Commissioners' concerns in the Phase 1 review. The roofline 
was studied and made more substantial and the colors were 
reconsidered. Mr. Louie presented the colors and materials 
board. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

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Clubhouse— Phase 2 and 3: 

Motion: Przyblyski 

Second:Stauffacher Solomon 

Vote: The motion was unanimously approved. 

3. MissionBay Pump Station at Park P-18— Phase 1 

Tom Evans, Assistant Project Manager, Redevelopment Agency, 
provided a brief overview of the Mission Bay project, discussing 
the open space. The 1998 Mission Bay Plan provided for 51 
acres of open space including Mission Creek, Mission Bay 
Commons and Bay Front Park. The parks are to be built by the 
master developer and maintained by Redevelopment for 45 
years. Mr. Evans introduced the landscape architect, Cliff Lowe, 
Principal, Cliff Lowe Architects. Mr. Lowe explained that the 
design elements in P-18 reflected those in P-17 that have been 
completed. The landscaping was designed to soften the building 
and make a less of a presence on the site. Amy Eliot, Principal, 
Tom Eliot Fisch, explained that all design elements attempted to 
minimize the building's impact on the site. The building is as 
small and compact as possible while still fulfilling the 
functionality required by the PUC. The material choices and 
palette are consistent with adjacent elements in the park as 
well as the adjacent BOSA developement. The steel and metal 
elements are painted Mission Bay grey. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith expressed concern that the City 
continues to put infrastructure building aboveground and 
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suggested submerging the building but that the PUC had 
rejected the concept, responding that they would not maintain 
an underground building. 

Commissioner Przyblyski suggested that perhaps the 
Committee could prepare a position paper on the topic. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon felt that the building could 
be designed more as an outdoor room with much more 
landscaping to conceal it. 

Commissioner Przyblyski agreed with Commissioner Stauffacher 
Solomon but was also concerned about littering the waterfront 
with infrastructure buildings and then not labeling them as 
such, sending the wrong message. 

Tom Evans explained that the location of the building had been 
thoroughly studied. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked whether the team had 
explored all alternatives to the location and siting of the 
building. 

Commissioner Przyblyski was concerned that we not stop a 
project without a hoped-for outcome. She asked about the 
timing. 

Tom Evans replied that construction is scheduled to begin in 
September and that the project must be approved as soon as 
possible. 

Commissioner Meyer noted that no motion was possible. 



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The Committee asked the team to return with a representative 
from the PUC to present the alternative designs. The 
presentation should also explain why those design were not 
feasible options. 

4. Hunter's Point Shipyard Project Open Space and 
Streetscape Masterplan— Site Furnishings and 
Structures— Phase 1 and 2 



Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, stated that he 
received a call from the City Attorney's office regarding the 
review of the shipyard project The Arts Commission does not 
have jurisdiction over this project. Mr. Newirth explained that 
the Committee can make a motion for recommendation to the 
design team. 

Nicole Franklin, Project Manager, San Francisco Redevelopment 
Agency, stated that Michael Cohen, Mayor's Office, couldn't be 
present due to a conflict in schedule. Ms. Franklin gave a brief 
introduction to the scope of the project and introduced Evan 
Rose, Principal, SMWM to present the design ideas. 

Mr. Rose commented that the suggestions from the last Civic 
Design hearing had been considered and in some cases 
incorporated into the design. He said the this phase of the 
project was focused on the Hilltop, Hillside and Waterfront 
parks. Mr. Rose stated that it was very important for the team 
to create excellent waterfront parks that have a relationship to 
the many other regional parks in the Bay Area. 

Mr. Rose commented that the Hilltop concept had been revised 
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provide universal access from Galvez Avenue, the Interim 
Market Place and the Galvez Steps area of the Hillpoint Park. He 
stated that the Hillside open spaces had also been revised 
based on suggestions by the committee. A new major open 
space corridor at the center of the Hillside along with secondary 
open spaces that run perpendicular to the Hillside, further 
integrates the overall network of open spaces. These parks 
offer better view corridors to the waterfront and also connect to 
a system of pathways that provide access down to Crisp Street. 
These new pathways combined with minimized retaining walls 
switch back up the hill providing universal access and improved 
viewing experiences along the Hillside bluff. 

Mr. Rose briefly reviewed the streetscape master plan. He said 
that lighting at the major intersections would create a gateway 
to the cross-sectional parks. Planting at these intersections 
would also support this concept. Mr. Rose explained that the 
design team looked at different configurations for the Galvez 
Steps. He presented examples of other major stairs in the city 
that were not in a straight run configuration. Mr. Rose stated 
that their primary design goals was to create a safe stair that 
offered visual access with respect to the surrounding landscape 
and vistas. 

Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Marcia Dale-LeWinter, Hunter's Point Shipyard Community 
Advisory Committee-Planning and Development, stated that she 
was very concerned about the process for integrating art into 
the overall design scheme. Ms. Dale-LeWinter wanted to make 
sure that community artist and children had some involvement 
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Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer commented that the modifications were 
good. Mr. Meyer stated that there were three issues raised at 
the last meeting that were not addressed today: whether the 
design team had explored the possibility of incorporating taller 
buildings at the high points of the sites, whether street level 
retail had been incorporated into the masterplan and wheter 
benches would be incorporated into the neighborhood 
streetscape. 

Mr. Rose stated that the massing of the buildings conformed to 
the the San Francisco General Plan. The massing of the 
development visually sculpts the Hilltop site. He stated that 
steetlevel retail was allowed in certain areas of the development 
and that any additional development would be based on 
demand. Mr. Rose said that would not be placed along typical 
residential streets, however seating will be provided in the open 
spaces. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that her primary concern 
reagarding the configuration fo the stair was visual access in 
terms of safety. She stated that it is important that there 
aren't any blind spots along the route. Ms. Przyblyski 
commented that there seems to be strong ideas regarding the 
inclusion of art in the masterplan however there doesn't seem 
to be a concrete vision for funding. She recommended that the 
Arts Commission be involved early on in the planning stage 
since we have a proven system for selecting artist and 
implementing public art projects. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that the design was 
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Commissioner Freebairn-Smith agreed with Commissioner 
Przyblyski's comments and said that local and national artists 
should be involved in the process as well. 

5. Joseph Lee Recreation Center— Phase 1 

Brook Mebratu, Project Manager, DPW BOA, explained that the 
scope of the project was to demolish part of a dilapidated 
recreation center in the Bayview Hunter's Point neighborhood 
and build a new recreation center and park. Mr. Mebratu 
explained that the the original proposal for the recreation center 
designed by consulting architects Gita Dev, was unbuildable due 
to budget constraints. The project was reworked by architects 
at the Department of Public Works. He introduced John 
Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPE_and Victor Talatala, 
Architect, DPW BOA to present the design proposal. 

Mr. Thomas, stated the the concept for the open space was to 
create spaces that relate to the organization of the building. At 
the top of the park is the play area for the youngest children 
and is adjacent to the admin office and latchkey center. The 
middle of the park offers an open park space and denotes the 
main entry to the building. At the lower part of the site is a play 
are for older children and is adjacent to the Mendell Plaza. 

Mr. Talatala explained that the auditorium portion of the center 
would be demolished to to severe structural deterioration and 
the presense of hazardous materials. The gymnasium will be 
retrofitted and a new structure will be built around it to house 
new programatic functions. The new building will house a large 
multipurpose room, a smaller multipurpose room, a weight 
room , computer lab, a full kitchen and administrative offices. 

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Commissioner Meyer opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Meyer closed the floor to public comment. 

Jill Manton, Program Director Public Art, explained to the 
commissioners that the mural on the auditorium would be lost. 
The murals on the northern and west facades of the gymnasium 
could be partially preserved. The mural on the western end 
would lose a significant amount due to the retrofitting of the 
gym structure. 

Ms. Manton stated that the original proposal called for a 
freestanding wall at the eastern end of the park that would 
have a replica of the mural on the auditorium. This proposal 
was rejected based on the extremem cost to construct the wall. 
Dewey Crumpler, artist, and author of the mural spoke at a 
community meeting and stated that it did not make sense to 
save only a portion of the mural because they all worked 
together to tell a story. Ms. Manton stated that they had in 
hand a report from a conservator regarding the murals on the 
gymnasium, however staff and the DPW team had not had a 
chance to review the findings in detail before the meeting. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there was community 
support for this project. He also asked about the status of the 
plaza between the Opera House and the recreation center. 

Mr. Mebratu stated that the project was presented at a 
community meeting earlier this month and was received well. 

Mr. Newirth stated that he had information that suggested that 
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Landscape Architect with DPE, would be carried out at the site. 
Mr. Pickerings design relates directly with the MUNI connections 
plaza across the street from the recreation center. The project 
was reviewed by the Civic Design Committee and approved. 

Commissioner Stauffacher-Solomon stated that the design was 
fine. 

Motion to approve Joseph Lee Recreation Center— Phase 
1: 

Motion: Przyblyski 

Second:Stauffacher Solomon 

Vote: The motion was unanimously approved 

6. United Nations Plaza-Site Furnishings and 
Structures— Phase 1 and 2 

Ms. Gonchar stated that this project has been continued to the 
May Civic Design Meeting. 

7. New Business 

None. 

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Mission Bay Pump Station at Park P-18 
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Amy EUot, Principal, Tom Elliot Fisch 
Cliff Lowe, Principal, Cliff Lowe Associates 



Japantown -Buchanan Mall 

Informational Presentation 

Allen Okamoto, Vice President, Nihonmachi Parking Corporation 



Little Saigon Project 

Phase 3 (Phase 1,2 and 3 reviewed 1/24/05, Phase 1 and 2 approved 3/21 /05) 
Staff report: Rommel Taylor 

California Japantown Landmark Project 

Phase 3 (Phase 1,2 reviewed 10/18/04, Phase 1 and 2 approved 11/15/05) 
Staff report: Rommel Taylor 

Academy of Sciences 

Phase 3 ( Phase 1 approved 5/14/03, Phase 2 approved 6/16/03) 
Staff report: Rommel Taylor 



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6. Civic Center Garage Pavillion- Solar Panel Installation 

Informational Presentation 
Staff report: Nancy Gonchar 



7. New Business 

8. Adjournment 

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business hours. Tel: INFO: (Ron mel Taylor 415-252-5214). 

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of the item. 

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Monday, May 21, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
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Commissioners Present: William Meyer, Rod 
Freebairn-Smith, Andrea Cochran, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, 
Jeannene Przyblyski 

Absent: None 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 3:10 p.m. 
1. Mission Bay Pump Station at Park P-18- Phase 1 

Amy Neches, Senior Project Manager, Redevelopment Agency 
explained that the City uses separate storm and wastewater 
systems. The purpose of the new pump station is to 
accommodate the increased waste and storm water load that 
would be created by the new development. She stated that this 
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already overused Southeast Treatment Plant in the 
Bayview/Hunter's Point district. Ms. Neches stated that the 
Infrastructure Plan adopted by multiple City agencies, including 
the Arts Commission, binds the Commission to supporting the 
implementation of this plan. 

The components of the station include the pumps and fuel 
storage tank, both located underground, as well as an 
emergency generator and control panel, both above ground. 

Ms. Neches reviewed the site plan and explained how the 
location of the pump station was determined. She stated that a 
site location near the water was required in order to maximize 
efficiency. The location needed to provide easy access for PUC 
staff to maintain the equipment. Ms. Neches said that another 
design goal was locate the pump station in a way that 
minimized the effect on public waterfront views and open 
space. Ms. Neches introduced Laura Spanjian, Assistant 
General Manager, PUC, to describe the technical requirements 
for having specific elements of the station aboveground. 

Ms. Spanjian explained that locating the entire station 
underground was considered, but that industry standards as 
well as functional and safety issues determined the decision to 
keep the pump station aboveground. She explained that the 
two components that aren't critical to the emergency function of 
the pump station will be located underground. Ms. Spanjian 
stated that the emergency generator and control panels needed 
to be in a well-ventilated and air-conditioned room. These 
components must be protected from any exposure to water. 
She explained that minimizing operating costs, and efficient 
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Cliff Lowe, Principal, Cliff Lowe Associates, explained that a 
system of open spaces has been incorporated into the Mission 
Bay Master Plan, designed to offer views and access to the 
waterfront. The proposed location was selected to minimize the 
impact on open space square footage and views to the 
waterfront. He explained that the building would be integrated 
into the landscape to mask its presence to pedestrians along 
Terry Frangois Boulevard. Mr. Lowe stated that the view of one 
ground floor condominium would be affected. 

Commissioner Cochran asked where the transformer was 
located and where the entry was to the pump station. 

Mr. Lowe stated that both the transformer box and the entry to 
the pump station would be along Terry Frangois Boulevard. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked where the vents would be 
located. 

Mr. Lowe answered that the station would be ventilated using 
tubular shafts that would be integrated into the roof. 

Adine Varah, Deputy City Attorney, summarized the review 
jurisdiction of the Civic Design Review Committee. She stated 
that, based on the Interagency Agreement and Infrastructure 
Master Plan signed by the Arts Commission, the Civic Design 
Committee has authority to vote on the design and appearance 
of the station. Ms. Varah explained that the Committee could 
not cause unreasonable delays, affect the functionality of the 
station, determine whether or not the station is located in 
Mission Bay or impede the construction of the station. She 
stated that the Committee's purview was limited to the visual 
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Commissioner Freebairn-Smith stated that he wasn't concerned 
with jurisdictional issues but more interested in respecting the 
shared public interest to make the project as good as it can be. 

Ms. Varah stated that the goal of making the project the best it 
could be was acceptable as long as the Committee 
recommendation does not interfere with the safe and efficient 
operation of the pump station. 

Tay Via, Attorney, Koblentz, Patch, Duffy and Bass, reviewed in 
detail the process by which any amendment could be made to 
the binding agreements between the City and the developer. 
Ms. Via stated that the Arts Commission's purview is limited and 
clearly outlined in these documents. 

Commissioner Meyer asked if the Plan documents specifically 
required that the station be placed aboveground. 

Ms. Via answered no. She said that if there is substantial 
evidence that the proposed configuration is the most efficient 
and safest, the Arts Commission is prohibited from impeding 
the design. 

Ms. Neches commented that the developer of the adjacent 
property would prefer that the pump station disappear, but 
they would not be not willing to sacrifice marketable property to 
place the station in their building. 

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Commissioner Meyer asked if the functions of the station could 
be separated into two buildings and how far apart they could 
be. 

Amy Elliot, Principal, Tom Elliot Fisch, said that they could be 
split into two buildings. She explained that the existing design is 
comprised of two separate rooms. 

Commissioner Meyer felt that it would be less intrusive if the 
project were split into two buildings and placed at different 
locations on the site. Mr. Meyer said that he would like to see 
more exploration of lighter and transparent materials for the 
exterior cladding. 

Commissioner Freebairn-Smith asked if there were any existing 
facilities that blocked views to the waterfront that the pump 
station could fit into, commenting that it would be better to add 
to an existing obstruction rather than create a new one. 

Ms. Neches stated that the proposed location impedes the view 
of one privately owned condominium. The location will not 
impede the public view of the waterfront. She commented that 
the location would also limit public access to the pump station. 

Commissioner Stauffacher Solomon agreed with Commissioner 
Meyer regarding the material choice. She suggested something 
more playful and modern. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the real issue is not about 
relocating the pump station or whether to build it or not, but 
whether the proposed design is an excellent work of 
architecture. Ms. Cochran said that the landscape was being 
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was not a reflection of the architects' ability but rather the 
instructions given to them by the client. Ms. Cochran stated 
that if the architecture were well formed, it would be a welcome 
addition to the open space. She said the focus should be on 
creating a beautiful building rather than attempting to hide a 
poor design. 

Commissioner Przyblyski agreed with Commissioner Cochran 
that the focus of the discussion should be about creating an 
icon of exemplary civic design. 

Motion to approve location as presented, exclusive to the 
proposed pump station at Park P-18, pending further 
review of the design of the building: Cochran 
Vote: 

Yes-Cochran, Meyer, Przyblyski, Stauffacher Solomon 
No-Freebairn-Smith 

2. Japantown Buchanan Mall- Informational Presentation 

Allen Okamoto, Vice President, Nihonmachi Parking 
Corporation, was not present. This item was not heard. 

3. Little Saigon Project-Phase 3 

Rommel Taylor, Arts Commission staff, presented the project. 
Mr. Taylor informed the committee that the design team had 
incorporated the recommendations from the April Civic Design 
Committee meeting. The dimensions of the pylons will be 31 
inches wide by 24 inches deep by 108 inches tall. The 
dimensions of the lion sculptures will be 27 inches wide by 20 
inches deep by 36 inches tall. The pylon will be made of 
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engraved directly into the granite panels. The memorandum of 
understanding between PG&E and the Vietnamese Elderly 
Mutual Assistance Association (VEMAA) has been approved 
contingent upon completion of Arts Commission review. Mr. 
Taylor stated that the project sponsor, Trang Nguyen, VEMAA, 
was present to answer any additional questions. 

Motion to approve Little Saigon Project-Phase 3: 

Stauffacher Solomon 

Vote: unanimously approved 

4. California Japantown Monument-Phase 3 

Rommel Taylor, Arts Commission Staff, presented the project. 
Mr. Taylor explained that the monument was being moved 
approximately 6 feet west of the previously approved location. 
The monument is still being located outside of the Peace Plaza 
and in the public way. Mr. Taylor explained that this decision 
was made in coordination with the Recreation and Parks 
Department and the City Attorney's office. The design team has 
been advised by Arts Commission staff to consult with the 
Mayor's Office on Disability regarding applicable ADA rules. Mr. 
Taylor stated that the project sponsor, Rob Kawamura, Osaki 
Design, was present to answer any additional questions. 

Sandy Mori, Japantown Task Force, expressed support for the 
project. 

Motion to approve California Japantown 
Monument-Phase 3: Meyer 

Vote: unanimously approved 

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Rommel Taylor, Arts Commission Staff, presented the project. 
Mr. Taylor explained that there had been three changes to the 
exterior of the building since the Phase 2 approval. He 
explained that the square footage of the accessible roof deck 
had been reduced and the elevator access tower had been 
reduced in size. In response to structural concerns, the pattern 
of the skylight has been changed from a square configuration to 
a series of oculi covering the planted domes, and the material 
of the canopy surrounding the building has been changed from 
wood to metal. Mr. Taylor stated that the project sponsor, Kyle 
Glenn, Gordon H. Chong and Partners, was present to answer 
any additional questions. 

California Academy of Sciences- Phase 3: Cochran 
Vote: unanimously approved 

6. New Business 

United Nations Plaza-Informational Presentation 

Nancy Gonchar, Deputy Director, Arts Commission, presented 
the proposal for a temporary solar panel installation at the Civic 
Center Garage entry building. Ms. Gonchar presented 
renderings of the proposed solar installation to be mounted on 
the roof of the entrance to the Civic Center Plaza Garage. The 
solar array is a donation to the City from Shell Solar as part of 
World Environment Day. This project was only recently brought 
to the staffs attention with no time for proper review. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if the panels could be installed 
flat. Ms. Cochran stated that the Arts Commission should have 
a clear definition of what constitutes a temporary installation. 

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Commissioner Meyer suggested that the committee write a 
formal letter in protest of yet another project being undertaken 
in the Civic Center area without Arts Commission review. 



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1. San Francisco Electric Reliability Project 
Phase 1 & 2 
Karen Kubick, Project Manager, SFPUC 



2. Summit Pump Station 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 a 2 approved 10/18/04) 
Stanley So, Project Architect, DPW BOA 



3. Forest Knolls Pump Station & Storage Tank 

Phase 3 

(Phase 1 & 2 approved 11/15/04) 

Edmund Shum, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

4. Jos A. Banks Clothiers 

Administrative Review Phase 1, 2, 3 

5. MUNI Bus Shelter- Golden Gate Park Music Concourse 

Administrative Review Phase 1, 2, 3 

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Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, Leonard Hunter, 
John Kriken, Beverly Prior 

Absent: Jeannene Przyblyski 



Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 3:10 p.m. 
1. San Francisco Electric Reliability Project 
Phase 1 & 2 

Russell Step, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
introduced the project. Mr. Step explained that the project was 
being implemented to improve local air quality and serve local 
electric reliability needs. The project consists of two outdoor 
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Step stated that there are two sites. The first site will be located 
in San Francisco between Cesar Chavez and 25th Street near 
the planned MUNI Metro East Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance 
and Operations Facility. Three 48.5 megawatt gas turbines and 
support buildings will be on this site. The second site will be 
located at the San Francisco International Airport in a an area 
known as Plot 20. This plot is situated in the northeastern 
portion of the property adjacent to the airport water treatment 
plant. Mr. Step stated that this site will have a single 48.5 
megawatt gas turbine and support buildings. 

Commissioner Kriken asked how the sites were selected. 

Mr. Step stated that the sites were selected based on power 
supply needs for the area as well as adjacencies to existing and 
future infrastructure. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if the community was in support 
of this project. 

Mr. Step explained that there was a single community group 
called the Community Power Plant Task Force that complies and 
distributes information to the stakeholders in the area. He 
stated that during the planning process the task force 
completed a letter that indicated their support of the project. 
The proposed new plants are part of the replacement process of 
the existing old power plants in the southeast sector of the city. 
The long term goal is to get rid of the large scale plants without 
impacting required energy production. The turbines have more 
desirable performance. He explained that unlike older models, 
the new turbines can be switched on and off as needed. This 
feature reduces the overall sound transmission and can be 
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Mr. Step introduced Jane Cee, principal, Cee Architects to 
present the design. 

Ms. Cee explained that the design concept complemented the 
industrial character of the existing buildings and the proposed 
new MUNI facility. Both buildings are steel frame construction 
with coated metal siding and roofs. The steel entry and roll up 
doors will be painted blue to match MUNI standards. Ms. Cee 
stated that the building will be surrounded with a painted 
vertical bar security fence. She explained that the airport site 
was very similar but smaller since only one turbine will be 
located at that site. The building form, materials and color will 
be the same. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she would like to see a more 
developed site plan. 

Commissioner Prior expressed concern about the visual impact 
on residential areas. She asked if measures had been taken to 
mitigate sound transmission to the nearby residential areas. 

Barry Pearl, project manager, SFPUC stated that at this point 
the immediately adjacent sites areall industrial facilities. He said 
that plans for future residential developments are not 
guaranteed at this time. He explained that exhaust silencers 
were part of the scope of work. Mr. Pearl pointed out that the 
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coming from this turbines at the facility. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that community support was the 
single most important factor regarding this project and that the 
project sponsors were being taken at their word regarding 
commuity support. She said that written evidence should be 
provided. Ms. Cochran asked if any consideration had been 
given to the color and design of the stacks since it is the most 
prominent feature on each site. 

Mr. Pearl stated that the form of the stacks can not be altered 
but color options can be explored. 

Commissioner Hunter asked why all of the turbines aren't 
located at the airport site. 

Mr. Step explained that the bottle neck of power needs happen 
around the central waterfront area. Also in terms of 
infrastructure and efficiency the majority of the facility needs to 
be located in San Francisco. Mr. Step said that locating one of 
the turbines out of the city was a concession that was 
reluctantly supported by the Independent Systems Operators 
(ISO) since the power needs are in the city proper. 



Commissioner Kriken asked if any consideration had been given 

to lands( 
the site. 



to landscaping along 25 th street to offer a more refined edge to 



Mr. Step stated that due to safety and maintenance concerns 
they could not provide any planting near the facility. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the committee would like to 
see further exploration of color schemes for the stacks at the 

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Phase 3 review. 

Motion to approve San Francisco Electric Reliability 

Project 

Phase 1 & 2: Hunter 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

2. Summit Pump Station 
Phase 3 

Stanley So, architect, DPW BOA stated that there hadn't been 
any changes to the previously approved Phase 2 design. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment 

Motion to approve Summit Pump Station 
Phase 3: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

3. Forrest Knolls Pump Station 
Phase 3 

Edmund Shum, architect, DPW BOA stated that there had been 
some minor changes to the design since the Phase 2 approval. 
Mr. Shum explained that the perimeter fence does not step 
vertically to match the retaining wall. The new configuration is a 
constant slope analogous to the retaining wall on the sides of 
the building. 

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Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Hunter asked if the fence could be more opaque. 

Commissioner Cochran expressed concern that the ground 
cover selected at the front of the building was a high water use 
plant. She asked if the design team had considered other 
options. 

John Thomas, landscape architect, DPW BOE stated that the 
dew fall surrounding the pump station was sufficient to keep 
the plants properly hydrated. 

Motion to approve Forrest Knolls Pump Station 
Phase 3: Hunter 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

4. Jos A. Bank Clothiers 
Administrative Review Phase 1,2 & 3 

Staff recommended the approval of the proposed exterior 
renovation of the Jos A. Bank Clothiers below the city owned 
garage at 390 Sutter Street. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public 

comment. <<br /> 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Motion to approve the Jos A. Bank Clothiers 
Administrative Review Phase 1,2 & 3: Prior 
Vote: unanimously approved 

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Staff recommended the approval of the proposed installation of 
two MUNI Bus Shelters in the Golden Gate Park Music 
Concourse. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that he did not want to see any 
advertising on the kiosks as shown in one of the examples 
presented. He stated that the square side panel did not work 
visually with the arched cantilevered roof. 

Commissioner Hunter agreed with commissioner Kriken 
regarding advertising on the bus shelters. 

Motion to approve the MUNI Bus Shelters-Golden Gate 
Park Music Concourse Phase 1,2 & 3 contingent upon 
written confirmation from the project sponsors that the 
advertisement panels will be omitted: Prior 

Vote: unanimously approved 

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1 . Joseph Lee Recreation Center 
(Phase 1 approved 4/18/05, Phase 1 approved-Dev Architects-9/ 15/03) 
Phase 2 

Brook Mebrahtu, Project Manager, DPW BOA 
John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division 

2. Mission Bay P18-Pump Station 
(Phase 1 reviewed 4/18/05) 
Phase 1 a 2 

Amy Elliot, Principal, Tom Elliot Fisch 
Cliff Lowe, Principal, Cliff Lowe Associates 

3. Mission Bay P15, P6- Parks Structures and Buildings 
Phase 1 

Amy Elliot, Principal, Tom Elliot Fisch 
Cheryl Barton, Principal, Office of Cheryl Barton 

4. Skyview Aquavista Pump Station 
Phase 1 
Michael Pierron, Architect, SFPUC 

5. Marina Branch Library Renovation 

(Phase 1 approved 10/18/04) 

Phase 2 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, SFPL Branch Improvement Program 

Bobbie Fisch, Principal, Tom Elliot Fisch 

6. Portola Branch Library 

Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, SFPL Branch Improvement Program 

Susannah Meek, Principal, Stoner Meek Architecture 6t Urban Design 

7. Potrero Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, SFPL Branch Improvement Program 
Paul DeFreitas, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

8. Broadway Streetscape Phase II 

Phase 1 

Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW 

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Monday, September 19, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ne ss Avenue, Suite 70 

Minutes 

Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, Leonard Hunter, 
Jeannene Przyblyski 

Absent: John Kriken, Beverly Prior 



Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 3:10 p.m. 
1. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 
Phase 2 

Brook Mebratu, project manager, DPW BOA, explained that the 
scope of work for this project included seismic upgrade of the 
gymnasium, construction of a new multipurpose recreation 
center and a new park. Mr. Mebratu stated that there are three 
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slated for demolition, but based on an updated structural 
assessment of the gymnasium, only one of the three will be 
demolished. Mr. Mebratu introduced John Thomas, landscape 
architect, DPW BOE, Landscape Division, to present the design. 

Mr. Thomas stated that the existing site configuration has the 
park on the eastern facade of the building. He stated that the 
new design would create a generous park along the southern 
side of the building. The new park would be facing a main street 
and a new public plaza. Mr. Thomas explained that the floor 
plan had been revised. The entry to the building has been 
raised two feet and requires steps and a new ramp. He stated 
that this was the only modification to the floor plan since the 
Phase 1 approval. Mr. Thomas said that the exterior colors 
would be earth tones. Site furnishings consist of painted metal 
benches and one table with three chairs. The seating surface of 
the benches would be natural finished wood. The perimeter of 
the site would be bounded by a painted metal picket fence. Mr. 
Thomas introduced Victor Talatala, project architect, DPW BOA, 
to present the building design. 

Mr. Talatala explained that there was a 14-foot grade change 
from the front to the back of the site that presented a challenge 
to the landscape architect. The landscape concept creates a 
meandering path that gracefully negotiates the grade change. 
Mr. Talatala stated that the roof design had been altered from 
the previously approved Phase 1 scheme. The barrel vault roof 
had been eliminated due to budget constraints and replaced 
with a flat roof design. Mr. Talatala said that the southern 
fagade of the gymnasium has also been modified. Originally 
there were three bays of windows. One bay of windows has 
been removed to allow for the addition of new shear walls. 
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glass in order to mitigate glare on the interior basketball courts. 
He explained that this modification also allows the design team 
to save the Dewey Crumpler mural along the southern fagade. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, Arts Commission, 
stated that two of the three murals made by Dewey Crumpler 
would be saved based on this new design. Mr. Newirth thanked 
Mr. Mebratu for his efforts to save the mural. 

Commissioner Hunter asked if saving two out of the three 
murals was acceptable to Mr. Crumpler. 

Mr. Newirth explained that Mr. Crumpler's opinion had varied 
over time. 

Mr. Hunter asked how much damage would be done to the 
mural being saved during construction. 

Mr. Mebratu said that all of the seismic work would be 
conducted from the interior of the building and that they did not 
anticipate any damage to the mural due to construction. 

Mr. Hunter requested confirmation that the rhythm of the metal 
picket fence would be as shown in the elevation and perspective 
drawings. 

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Commissioner Cochran stated that the design had progressed 
nicely since the Phase 1 presentation, and that the color 
selection was satisfactory. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked if the furniture selected was 
consistent with furniture being used in other parks. She stated 
that there should be a clear identity for the City's public parks. 

Mr. Thomas explained that the same manufacturer was being 
used, but the styles are different depending on the location. 



Motion to approve Joseph Lee Recreation Center Phase 2: 

Przyblyski 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

2. Mission Bay P-18 Pump Station 
Phase 1 & 2 

Amy Neches, project manager, Redevelopment Agency, 
summarized the scope of the project. Ms. Neches introduced 
Amy Eliot, Principal, Tom Eliot Fisch Architecture, to present the 
design. 

Ms Eliot stated that the revised design celebrated the pump 
station as an integral part of the urban landscape. The 
materials selected were chosen to evoke a simple and elegant 
industrial aesthetic. Ms. Eliot stated that the programmatic 
components were separated into two buildings instead of a 
single structure. The exterior building materials will be opaque 
channel glass, metal finishes and ceramic glazed tile. She 
explained that the tile will be a vertically stacked bond. Ms Eliot 
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Associates, to present the landscape design. 

Ms. Volejnikova stated that the design goal was to create visual 
parks rather than occupiable space. The primary features 
include four berms covered with colorful planting. There will 
also be two small public plazas, one at the entry of the BOSA 
residential development and the other at the southeastern 
corner of the site. Ms. Volejnikova said that concrete pavers 
similar to those used at Park P-16 will be used for the plazas. 
She explained that the form of the pump station roof provided 
an opportunity for a seasonal water feature. Rainwater runoff 
will spill into a small channel that runs along the northern and 
western fagades of the building. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Hunter said that the tile was a good choice in 
terms of aesthetics, durability and maintenance. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that she liked the form and 
material of the building. She also commented that she was 
happy that the tiles were locally produced. Ms. Przyblyski 
commented that the use of a seasonal water feature was a 
good design choice. She also stated that she would like to see 
signage that described the function of the building. 

Commissioner Cochran commented that she was pleased with 
the revised architecture. She felt that the landscape design was 
improved since the last review. Ms. Cochran recommended that 
the landscape designer consult with a horticulturist regarding 
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after three years. She also recommended that they confirm that 
the type of cedar tree being used is not prone to disease. 



Motion to approve Mission Bay P-18 Pump Station 
Phase 1 & 2: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimously approved 

3. Mission Bay P-6 and P-15, Structures and Buildings 
Phase 1 

Jacinta McCann, principal, EDAW, presented the overall design 
ideas for Parks P-12 through P-15. She stated that the design 
for Parks P-12 and P-13 was being shown for information only 
and that Park P-15 has structures that require Arts Commission 
approval. Ms. McCann explained that the idea with Parks P-12 
and P-13 was to create a series of outdoor rooms. The rooms 
are defined by several grassy berms with bisecting curved 
pathways. Park P-15 will be a flat grass-covered open space 
with five architectural features: a public plaza with tables and 
seating, a kiosk building, a pump station, a water feature and a 
pergola. Ms. McCann introduced Amy Eliot, principal, Tom Eliot 
Fisch Architecture, to present the designs for the buildings. 

Ms. Eliot explained that the kiosk building would house public 
restrooms, storage for custodial equipment and space for a 
retail operation. She said that the components, architectural 
form and materials are similar to the pump station at Park 
P-18. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

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Commissioner Hunter stated that the rectilinear design of the 
kiosk building seemed very static in relation to the pitched roof 
of the pump stations. He said he would like to see a more 
dynamic roof form. Mr. Hunter asked why the plan for P-15 was 
so formal in comparison to the more radical landscape forms in 
P-12 and P-13. 

Ms. McCann said that the parks adjacent to P-15 on the east 
side are very formal in plan. P-15 acts as a transition between 
the traditional design of P-16 and P-17, and the dynamic design 
of P-12 and P-13. 

Commissioner Hunter asked about the effects of wind in the 
public plaza. 

Ms. McCann stated that the majority of the wind transmission 
would be mitigated by the surrounding architecture, and that 
the street trees would provide additional wind protection. 

Commissioner Przyblyski expressed concern that the public will 
want to use the water feature as a wading pool or bathtub. She 
asked if the feature is designed to encourage public access. 

Ms. McCann explained that the water will be very shallow. The 
plane on which the water will travel will have a slight texture as 
well. She said that it will be okay for the public to run their 
hands across the water, but the feature is not designed for 
walking or standing. 

Commissioner Cochran said that she liked the overall design of 
the landscape of all three parks. Ms. Cochran expressed 
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and the open space at P-13 and P-12. Ms. Cochran felt that the 
trees at the public plaza would not provide enough wind 
protection. She said that she didn't feel that the height of the 
berms in P-13 and P-12 would provide any protection at all. She 
recommended that a wind study be conducted. 

Ms. McCann said that a wind study had already been 
conducted. 

Commissioner Cochran also expressed concern about the 
structural system of the water feature and whether it would 
resist any natural subsidence. 

Ms. McCann stated that the project has not been detailed yet, 
but the engineering team would factor that issue into the final 
design. 

Cheryl Barton, principal, Office of Cheryl Barton, presented the 
design for P-6 Children's Park. Ms. Barton explained that the 
design of the park was based on the bayside wetlands and the 
maritime history of the area. She explained that these themes 
would be interwoven into various park elements that provide 
both visual and interactive spaces. Ms. Barton explained that a 
major design feature is a series of paths that links the park to 
the surrounding neighborhood. A public plaza will be located at 
the southwest corner of the site. The plaza will have standard 
Mission Bay benches as well as cafe tables and chairs. The park 
would also provide play areas for multiple age groups. These 
play areas would have unique play structures that encourage 
both imaginative and physical play. Ms. Barton explained that 
another element of play would be fostered by the various water 
and planted habitats in the park. She said that highlighting the 
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explained the wind would be celebrated with a series of slender 
poles with windsocks. The primary path through the park will be 
lined with nautical-themed lighting and will be bounded on one 
side by a narrow water feature. 



Motion to approve Mission Bay P-6 & P15 Structures and 

Buildings 

Phase 3: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

4. Skyview Aquavista Pump Station 
Phase 1 

Continued to October meeting. 

5. Marina Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 2 

Marilyn Thompson, program manager, San Francisco Public 
Library, briefly reviewed the history of the project. Ms. 
Thompson introduced Bobbie Fisch, principal, Tom Eliot Fisch 
Architecture, and Mark Schatz, principal, Field Paoli Architects, 
to present the design. 

Ms. Fisch said that bringing the building into code compliance 
was the primary scope of work. She said that the only exterior 
modification was to create a small addition to compensate for 
the reduction of useable space in the interior from the new 
accessible restrooms. 

Mr. Schatz explained that the addition was placed near the front 
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Ms. Fisch stated that the materials for the addition are brick, 
wood and metal accents. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran expressed concern that the tree selected 
for shade at the eastern portion of the site would be too small. 

Ms. Fisch said she would consult with the landscape architect to 
specify a more appropriate tree. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the design was 
satisfactory. 



Motion to approve the Marina Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 2: Hunter 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

6. Portola Branch Library 
Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson, program manager, San Francisco Public 
Library, explained that the project design had been reviewed 
and accepted by the Library's peer review panel. She said that 
the community also supported the design. Ms. Thompson 
introduced Chris Knoll, principal, Knoll &Tam Architects, and 
Susannah Meek, principal, Stoner Meek Architects, to present 
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Mr. Knoll explained that this was a new building located at the 
corner of Bacon Street and Goettingen Street in the Portola 
neighborhood. Mr. Knoll explained that there were some specific 
concerns voiced by the community and Library Commission. He 
said that the current design reflected those concerns. The 
concept for the exterior was to minimize the direct visual access 
from the neighbors' vantage point while still allowing natural 
light into the library. He said that the facade alludes to images 
of open books. The primary exterior finishes would be stucco, 
tongue and groove wood boards, glass and metal finishes. A 
muted color palette was chosen to blend with the architecture 
surrounding the site. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Przyblyski said that she was concerned about 
how the building faced the street along the southern fagade. 
She commented that it was not very generous in terms of visual 
access. Ms. Przyblyski said that she felt the location of the entry 
was not obvious. She said that she was very happy with the 
design along the northern fagade. Ms. Przyblyski said that the 
creation of an outdoor space that faces the parks was a very 
good design move. 

Ms. Thompson said that the community was very adamant 
about minimizing the visual access into and out of the building. 
She stated that the Library Commission actually wanted more 
windows as well. 

Commissioner Hunter agreed with Commissioner Przyblyski 
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open book as an architectural form was expressed too literally 
in the building design. Mr. Hunter said that the fagade felt 
monumental. He recommended that the architects look at the 
scale and monolithic qualities of the elements along the 
southern fagade. Mr. Hunter commented that the wrapping of 
the identification sign was a good architectural gesture. 

Commissioner Cochran said that southern fagade had a very 
hard edge and was too opaque. She said that in general she 
liked the design of the building but would like the architects to 
study the southern fagade from an urban design standpoint. 
Commissioner Cochran recommended that the team come back 
next month prepared for a Phase 1 and 2 presentation. 



7. Portrero Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 1 

Continued to October meeting 

8. Broadway Streetscape Phase II 
Phase 1 

Continued to October meeting. 



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25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



Agenda 

1 . Skyview Aquavista Pump Station 

Phase 1 

Michael Pierron, Architect, SFPUC 

2. Portola Branch Library 

Phase 1 

(Phase 1 reviewed 9/19/05) 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, SFPL Branch Improvement Program 

Susannah Meek, Principal, Stoner Meek Architecture & Urban Design 

Chris Noll, Principal, Noll & Tarn Architects 

- ^ ° "otrero Branch Library Renovation 

Phase 1 
f Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, SFPL Branch Improvement Program 

r r Paul DeFreitas, Project Manager, DPW BOA 

4. Noe Valley Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 3 

(Phase 1 reviewed 9/20/04, Phase 1 a 2 approved 10/18/04) 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, SFPL Branch Improvement Program 

Alice Carey, Principal, Carey and Co. Inc. Architects 

5. Broadway Streetscape Phase II 

Phase 1 

Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW 

6. J.P Murphy Playground 6 Clubhouse Renovation 
Phase 2 & 3 

(Phase 1 approved 11/17/03) 

l > Bittencourt, Architect, DPW BOA 
John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE- Landscape Division 
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7. Mission Bay P6 ft P15-Structures and Buildings 

,i Huoc 1 approved 9/19/05) 

Jacinta McCann, Principal, EDAW 

Amy Eliot, Principal, Tom Eliot Fisch Architecture 

8. Mission Bay NP4 & NP5-Maintenance Building and Kayak Storage Building 
Phase 3 Administrative Review 

(Phase 1 approved 2/28/05, Phase 2 approved 3/7/05 at the Full Arts Commission 

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Staff Report: Rommel Taylor 

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Monday, October 17, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

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Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, Leonard Hunter, 
Jeannene Przyblyski, John Kriken, Beverly Prior 

Absent: 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 3:05 p.m. 
Skyview Aquavista Pump Station 
Phase 1 

Michael Pierron, architect, PUC, stated that the proposed design 
replaces an existing pump station. The site is located in a 
residential neighborhood in the Twin Peaks area. Mr. Pierron 
introduced Samuel Chui, architectural assistant, PUC, to present 
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Mr. Chui explained that the pump station occupies a corner site 
in a residential neighborhood. The front of the site faces the 
street while the back is against the steep slope of Twin Peaks. 
He explained that single-family homes bound the perimeter of 
the site. One of the primary goals of the design was to create a 
building that fits in with the character of the existing homes. 
Mr. Chui stated that the electrical equipment and pump 
equipment will be in separate buildings. Two exterior tanks will 
be located adjacent to the buildings. The buildings will be 
constructed of concrete and covered in stucco. The new building 
will be a total of 1,050 square feet and will increase the 
functional capacity and response time of the station. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Hunter asked if the fence could be taller at the 
front of the building. 

Commissioner Kriken asked if the design conforms to the 
standard setbacks in the neighborhood. 






Mr. Pierron stated that the project conformed to the setbacks 
found in the surrounding neighborhood. 

Commissioner Kriken asked if the fence could be more opaque 
to hide the view of the tanks from the street. 

Mr. Pierron replied that the visual access from the street was 
required both for security and maintenance. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked whether the visual character of 

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the design was consistent with other pump stations in San 
Francisco 

Mr. Pierron stated that there wasn't a singular pump station 
style. He said that the goal was to fit harmoniously with the 
surrounding neighborhood. 

Commissioner Hunter stated that he like the design solution. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked how the Art Enrichment funds 
would be spent for this project. 

Mr. Pierron answered that he had met with Jill Manton, Public 
Art Program Director, and they agreed that the funds would be 
aggregated for another Public Utilities Commission project. 

Commissioner Cochran asked if the design proposal had 
community support. 

Mr. Pierron stated that they had had one meeting with 
community stakeholders. The primary suggestions were for a 
higher and solid fence. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she like the overall building 
design, but that the height of the fence concerned her. She 
asked if the tanks could be covered with some type of roof or 
canopy. 

Mr. Pierron answered no. He said that access to hatches on the 
top of the tanks could not be impaired. 

Commissioner Kriken asked if mature trees could be planted to 
screen the tanks. 



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Mr. Pierron said that he would explore tree options that would 
screen the tank more and still meet the PUC's requirements for 
visual access. 



Motion to approve Skyview Aquavista Pump Station 
Phase 1: Przyblyski 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

Portola Branch Library 
Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, Branch Library 
Improvement Program, introduced the project. She explained 
that the proposed design had been presented to the community 
and the Library Commission. Ms. Thompson introduced 
Susannah Meek and Jill Stoner, Principals, Stoner Meek 
Architects, to present the revised design ideas. 

Ms. Stoner briefly reviewed the scope of the project for the 
Commissioners who were absent from the September Civic 
Design meeting. Ms. Stoner explained that the project was a 
small neighborhood library located in a primarily residential 
area. The site was adjacent to a middle and elementary school. 

Ms. Stoner said that the team had made changes based on the 
comments from the last meeting. She said the challenge in 
designing the facade along Bacon Street was to allow for light 
penetration while maintaining a level of visual privacy for the 
surrounding residents. Also, the scale of the building was a 
design problem. The design needed to have enough presence to 
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residential character of the existing neighborhood. The height of 
the vertical screens was modified to have a less monolithic 
appearance. Ms. Stoner stated that additional glazing was 
added to allow for both indirect and direct sunlight into the 
main reading room. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Przyblyski felt that the entry was too discreet, 
and that the front door should be easier to find. 

Ms. Stoner stated that the combination of the transparent 
corner, the wrapping canopy and the scale of the corner piece 
helped define the entrance in an experiential way. The 
architectural elements encouraged the visitors to walk around 
the building. 

Commissioner Kriken felt that the entry piece should not be 
shorter than any of the screens along Bacon Street. He stated 
that the highest screen should match the height of the entry 
piece. Mr. Kriken felt this would make the entry more 
prominent. 

Commissioner Hunter asked if the panels could be moved 
further apart to allow more direct light into the interior space. 
He said that he liked the varying heights and the way they 
related to the rhythm of the surrounding residences. He felt 
that the canopy did not read as a strong architectural element 
and the entry needed to be more prominent. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that she liked the design 

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modifications. She felt that the facade along Bacon Street was 
improved. Ms. Cochran commented that the entry should be 
more prominent. Commissioner Cochran asked if painting the 
wood was the best option in terms of maintenance. 

Commissioner Prior asked if a clear graffiti-resistant coating 
could be applied to the exterior. 

Ms. Meek stated that if the wood was not painted they would 
have to specify a higher grade wood. She commented that paint 
is an efficient way to protect the wood and provide easy 
long-term maintenance. 

Commissioner Przyblyski commented that she like the different 
heights of the wood screens. 

Ms. Stoner commented that the entry was purposefully subtle. 
The idea was that the entry was located by architectural clues 
along the facdes of the buildings that include the glass openings 
and integral canopy piece. These elements guide the visitor 
along the building to the entry piece. 

Commissioner Przyblyski suggested that the architects work 
closely with the glass artist selected for this project. 



Commissioner Prior stated that the design was very beautiful. 

Ms. Meek presented the proposed color scheme. She explained 
that the colors were selected to be muted and more neutral in 
character. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that he liked the design changes 
but would like to actually see the drawings and model that 

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reflect the modifications and issues discussed today. 

Commissioner Cochran said that the team should present 
revised drawings and model based on the comments today. A 
special meeting will be held to review the new material on 
November 7 prior to the full Commission meeting. 

Portrero Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 1 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, Branch Library 
Improvement Program, stated that the proposed project had 
been presented to the community at two separate meetings. 
She commented that this project had also been reviewed by the 
Library Commission. Ms. Thompson introduced Paul DeFreitas, 
project manager, DPW BOA, to present the project. 

Mr. DeFreitas stated that the existing building occupies a 
double-sized lot in Potrero Hill. Mr. DeFreitas said that the 
existing building was a modern design with excellent view to 
downtown and the Bay. He stated the community liked the 
modern design of the building and were in support of keeping 
the overall exterior volume intact. He explained that the scope 
of work included expanding the second floor to include a new 
adult reading room and replacement of the aluminum and glass 
facade at the front of the building. Mr. DeFreitas stated that the 
fac;ade would be replaced with a wood and glass frame 
complemented by a zinc and cedar-clad soffit. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

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Commissioner Hunter stated that he liked the configuration of 
the interior spaces. He said that the introduction of light into 
the main space from the new skylight was a good decision. Mr. 
Hunter stated that the wood and glass facade was also a good 
design choice. 

Commissioner Kriken felt the space planning was excellent and 
that the sectional development was good. He stated that the 
perspective drawing did not look accurate compared to the 
section drawing. Mr. Kriken felt that the civic quality of the 
building was diminished by altering the proportions to mimic 
the scale of the adjacent residences. He said that a more 
expansive and open facade was more appropriate for a library. 
Mr. Kriken said that he could not vote on the project because 
the three-dimensional drawings did not accurately represent the 
design intent. 

Commissioner Przyblyski asked if there were any City-owned 
artworks inside of the building. 

Ms. Thompson answered no. 

Commissioner Cochran commented that the overall space 
planning was good but that she needed accurate drawings of 
the exterior to make a decision 

Commissioner Prior stated that the design ideas were generally 
good and agreed that the team should present drawings that 
accurately reflect the design ideas. 






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Phase 3 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, Branch Library 
Improvement Program, introduced Nancy Goldenberg, principal, 
Carey and Co. Architects, to present the modifications to the 
project. 

Ms. Goldenberg said that there had been minor modifications to 
the exterior of the building since the Phase 2 review. Ms. 
Goldenberg explained that one of the interior rooms had been 
reduced in size, which required moving the book drop to the 
front door instead of keeping it in a separate room. She also 
said that the text indicating the hours of operation would be on 
the face of the door instead of on the side of the building. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 



Motion to approve Noe Valley Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 3: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

Broadway Streetscape Phase II 
Phase 1 



Judi Mosqueda, project manager, DPW, explained that this 
project was part of an overall master plan for improvements 
along the Broadway corridor from Columbus to the 
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lights, new pavement , traffic calming measures and recessed 
parking. Ms Mosqueda introduced Martha Ketterer, landscape 
architect, DPW BOE, to present the project. 

Ms. Ketterer explained that the proposal was to create a small 
plaza at the northwest corner of Broadway and Columbus. She 
explained that the space would function as a rest spot for 
pedestrians. The new design would eliminate the existing right 
turn lane which is hazardous to pedestrians. She said the the 
plaza would have a new public art component, new circular 
seating, new planting and a bold duotoned paving pattern. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that the basic planning strategy 
was good and eliminating the right turn lane was a good design 
decision. He felt that the idea of creating a small plaza was a 
appropriate for that location, but that the programming for the 
space seemed ambitious. Mr. Kriken commented that the space 
was too small for so many architectural and landscape 
elements. 

Commissioner Przyblyski agreed that there was too much being 
proposed for the site and it felt overcrowded. Ms. Przyblyski 
recommended that close collaboration with the selected artist 
would have a positive effect on the design and could create a 
more appropriate focal point for the site. She felt that having a 
plaza at that location was a good idea. 

Commissioner Prior asked if there was still a sidewalk or if the 
plaza encompassed the public right of way. 

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Commissioner Hunter stated that the public artwork should be 
the emphasis for the site, not landscaping or street furnishings. 

Commissioner Cochran recommended more restraint in the 
design. Ms. Cochran stated that the intersection was a mixture 
of many different dynamic elements and having a visually quiet 
place would be a better contrast. She also suggested that a 
simpler paving pattern be used. 

Ms. Ketterer stated that the sidewalks would still be available 
for pedestrians to pass along the plaza. She also commented 
that a more subtle design might get lost in the crowd of 
architectural elements happening around the site. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that the plan drawing presented 
did not clearly present the grade changes at the site. He 
requested an accurately drawn and dimensioned site plan. 

Commissioner Cochran commented that it is not the purview of 
this committee to review artwork, but it seems that it is integral 
to the success of this design scheme. 

Commissioner Kriken stated that a design formed with material 
texture rather than color would be more appropriate for this 
small site. 



J.P Murphy Playground and Clubhouse Renovation 
Phase 2 and 3 



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Jorge Alfaro, senior architect, DPW BOA, introduced Latoya 
Burton, architectural associate, DPW BOA, to present the design 
changes. 

Ms. Burton stated that there were comments about the color 
selection at the last review of this project in November of 2003. 
She explained that the new colors were being used as design 
elements to distinguish new construction from existing 
buildings. 

John Thomas, landscape architect, DPW BOE, Landscape 
Division, commented that there weren't any changes in the 
landscape design since the last review of the project. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 



Motion to approve J.P Murphy Playground and Clubhouse 

Renovation 

Phase 2 and 3: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

Mission Bay P-6 and P-15, Structures and Buildings 
Phase 2 

Amy Elliot, principal, Tom Elliot Fisch, reviewed the material 
palette presented at the Phase 1 review. She stated that there 
weren't any changes in the architectural design of the buildings. 

Jacinta McCann, principal, EDAW, reported on the questions 
posed at the last committee hearing. Ms. McCann presented the 

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results of the wind study. She explained that the existing wind 
speeds at the site averaged 19-20mph. The new buildings 
surrounding the site would decrease the wind speed to 
approximately 13-15 mph. The new landscaping and trees 
would decrease the wind effect even further. 

Ms. McCann said that she had reviewed the structural design 
with their engineer. She explained that differential settlement 
would not be an issue for the proposed water feature in the 
park. 

Sheryl Barton, principal, Office of Sheryl Barton, presented the 
material palette for the landscape design and structures for the 
children's park. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Motion to approveMission Bay P-6 and P-15, Structures 
and Buildings 
Phase 2: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

Mission Bay NP4 and NP5-Maintenance Building and 

Kayak Storage Building 

Phase 3 Administrative Review 

Rommel Taylor, project manager, Arts Commission, stated that 
he had reviewed the Phase 3 submittal and found no changes in 
the exterior architectural design since the Phase 2 approval. Mr. 
Taylor recommended approval of Phase 3. 



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Motion to approveMission Bay NP4 and NP5-Maintenance 
Building and Kayak Storage Building Phase 3 
Administrative Review: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

9. Marina Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 3 



Rommel Taylor, project manager, Arts Commission, stated that 
he had reviewed the Phase 3 submittal and found no changes in 
the exterior architectural design since the Phase 2 approval. He 
reported that the architects had made modifications in the plant 
selection per comments at the Phase 2 review. Mr. Taylor 
recommended approval of Phase 3. 

Commissioner Cochran asked for further clarification on the 
plant selection at the northern courtyard. 



0. New Business 



1. Adjournment: 6:00 p.m. 
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1. Portola Branch Library J>£jpb^^ Y& ^T~ ^ 
Phase 1 & 2 ;') 

(Phase 1 reviewed 9/19/05, Phase 1 reviewed 10/17/2005) 

Marilyn Thompson, Program Manager, SFPL Branch Improvement Program 

Susannah Meek, Principal, Stoner Meek Architecture & Urban Design 

2. Marina Branch Library Renovation r\nn\ imcmtq nCDT 
Phase 3 Administrative Review UUvUMtIM I o Utrl. 
(Phase 1 approved 10/18/04, Phase 2 approved 9/19/05, Phase 3 reviewed 

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Staff Report: Rommel Taylor 

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4. Adjournment 

Revision Date 11/04/05 



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Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, Leonard Hunter, 
John Kriken, Beverly Prior 

Commissioners Absent: Jeannene Przyblyski 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order: 2:45 p.m. 
1. Portola Branch Library Phases 1 and 2 

Susannah Meek, Principal, Stoner Meek Architects, presented 
the revisions based on the comments from the October Civic 
Design meeting. Ms. Meek stated that the height of the screens 
had been altered to create a modulated rhythm. She also stated 
that the entry piece was raised to be more prominent. Ms. Meek 
said that the signage band was pulled out from the face of the 
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Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner stated that the 8-inch difference in screen 
heights would not read clearly as a deliberate design move. Mr. 
Kriken felt that the height difference would look like a mistake 
and preferred that the screens should all be the same height. 

Commissioner Prior agreed with Mr. Kriken and felt that the 
height should be unified. 

Commissioner Cochran stated that the height change seemed 
exaggerated in the model and that it would read as clearly in 
real life. She felt that the addition of more windows and 
increase in the height of the entry piece were good changes. 

Commissioner Hunter said that the changes were good and 
enhanced the overall design solution. 



Motion to approve Portola Branch Library Phases 1 and 

2: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 

2. Marina Branch Library Renovation 

Administrative Review Phase 3 
Staff Representation: Rommel 



Motion to approve Marina Branch Library Renovation 
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1 . Broadway Streetscape Phase II 
Phase 1 

(Phase 1 reviewed 10/17/05) 

Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW 

Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division 

2. Sigmund Stern Grove - Entry Arch 

Phase 1 and 2 

(Informational Presentation 10/22/02) 

Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW 

Lawrence Halprin, Principal, Lawrence Halprin Landscape Architects 

3. Junipero Serra Clubhouse and Playground Renovation 

Phase 1 

Jorge Alfaro, Senior Architect, DPW BOA 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division 

4. Sunol Valley Treated Water Reservoir Chemical Storage Facility 

Phase 1 

Edmund Shum, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

5. San Francisco International Airport Secure Connector T3 to Boarding Area G 
Phase 1 

6. Western Addition Branch Library Renovation 
Phase 2 

(Phase 1 approved 10/18/04) 

Marilyn Thompson, Project Manager, Branch Library Improvement Project 

7. Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center 
Phase 2 

(Phase 1 approved 8/18/03) 

Paul D. Travis, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division 

8. Larsen Park Sava Pool Renovation 

Administrative Review Phase 3 

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Notices 

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts 
Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular 
business hours. Tel: INFO: (Rommel Taylo'' 415-252-3214). 

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during 
consideration of the item. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic 
devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order 
the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a 
cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 



Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San 
Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, Suite 3900, San 
Francisco. CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and website . 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, teaching its decision in full view of the 
public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist 
to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's 
review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to 
report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail to Interim 
Administrator. Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.. Room 
244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; 
or by email at sotf @sfgov.org . 



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Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, Leonard Hunter, 
Jeannene Przyblyski, John Kriken, Beverly Prior 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Nancy Gonchar 



Call To Order: 3:10 p.m. 
1. Sigmund Stern Grove Entry Arch—Phases 1 and 2 

Judi Mosqueda, Project Manager, DPW introduced the project. 
She explained the history of the Stern Grove and Pine Lake Park 
Project which had its Master Plan approved in 2002. The Master 
Plan was created with input from community workshops in 
which priorities were developed. The plan consists of six 
phases, the first of which, the concert meadow, was completed 
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Additional funding sources for the remaining phases have not 
yet been identified. Judi Mosqueda introduced Landscape 
Architect Lawrence Halprin, Principal, Lawrence Halprin 
Landscape Architects. 

Mr. Halprin explained that the entryway to the concert park 
would include annual banners announcing the concerts that 
season. The architecture reflects the proscenium arch over the 
stage and captures the feeling of the trees that surround the 
site. It will be constructed out of stainless steel painted green 
and black. The stones at the base reflect those in the park. The 
project is scheduled to begin construction in the summer of 
2006. 

The Commissioners expressed concern regarding the size and 
placement of the banners on the arch. 

Commissioner Kriken commented that the gate looks fine as is. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran asked whether the community had seen 
the model of the arch. 

Ms. Mosqueda said they would be sent information with an 
update on how the project was progressing. 

Commissioner Hunter commented he liked the masonry and 
how the gateway's design reflects the trees. 

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placement of the banners could change each year. He asked 
about the material of the lettering on the top of the arch. 

Mr. Halprin said the lettering would be gold-painted metal. 

Commissioner Cochran commented that the design was 
beautiful and in keeping with the location and visibility of the 
site. 

Commisioner Przyblyski observed that the banners were a 
source of visibility and that the gold lettering added civic 
stature. She added that she trusts Stern Grove's decisions with 
banner configurations. 



Motion to approve Sigmund Stern Grove Entry Arch 
Phases 1 and 2: Kriken 
Vote: Unanimously approved 



2. Broadway Streetscape Phase II— Phase 1 

Martha Ketterer, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape 
Division, introduced the project. The new plaza design works 
with artist Brian Goggin, who is creating a piece for the plaza. 
The plaza will take a back seat to the sculptural element 
entitled "Driving the World" which will be placed in the plaza at 
the axis of Grant Avenue, Columbus and Broadway. There will 
be a 15-foot soft sphere centerpiece inscribed with a compass 
rose on which the sculpture will stand. The pavement around 
the sculptural element will be black sparkle pavement and black 
with ground clear glass. The dome will be at a slight incline of 6 
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Tonia Macneil, Project Manager, Public Art Program, presented 
drawings of the proposed sculpture and explained that it had 
been presented for an informational review to the Visual Arts 
Committee, which had requested changes. 

Commissioner Cochran asked whether the dome was part of the 
artist's design. 

Ms. Macneil said that the artist worked in collaboration with 
architects and had seen the compass rose, but had originally 
proposed a "geodesic-like" design for the dome based on the 
ideas of Buckminster Fuller. 

Commissioner Kriken asked how the metal would be treated. 

Ms. Macneil said that it would have a patina with a clear coat. 

Commissioner Prior asked about the size of the sphere. 

Ms. Ketterer said it would be 8 to 10 feet in diameter. 

Commissioner Hunter commented that he liked the design and 
the idea of discovery, and suggested integrating the geometry 
of the artist's previously submitted design into the design 
presented today. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Wells Whitney of Renew SF commented on the lack of 
community involvement in the process of designing the site. He 
informed the Commissioners of the central business district 
being formed in North Beach. He introduced former Arts 

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Commissioner Rod Freebairn-Smith, Board Member, Renew SF. 

Mr. Freebairn-Smith said that the sightlines from Chinatown, 
the Financial District and North Beach could have significant 
visual impact by the style of the a landmark on this corner. He 
expressed concern for limited pedestrian space, the many uses 
of the street corner and the project's impact on the work of 
Renew SF. He asked that the item not be passed so that greater 
community discussion could take place. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Prior asked whether this design had been 
brought to a community meeting. 

Ms. Macneil explained that two of the members of the selection 
panel that chose this piece were from the Chinatown/North 
Beach community, and that the plan is to present the artwork 
to the community after the artist has revised his design based 
on feedback from the Visual Arts Committee. 

Commissioner Przyblyski commented that a timeline for the 
project would be helpful. She also recommended more 
collaboration between the artist, DPW and the community for 
the plaza and the sculpture space. She also expressed concern 
that too much delay in the process would compromise the 
scope of a piece with a small budget. 

Commissioner Kriken commented that he would like to see 
more views of the plaza from different angles. He asked about 
the soft rise in terms of a visually impaired person or a 
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Ms. Ketterer said there would be a defined edge that would be 
ADA-compliant. 

Commissioner Prior asked where the current traffic signal would 
be located. 

Ms. Ketterer said they would be using new street furniture and 
new lower-profile street lights. 

Commissioner Prior expressed concern with pedestrian flow 
around the raised dome. 

Commissioner Hunter commented that it looked like the new 
design would provide more pedestrian space than there is 
currently. He also commented that the plaza is a thoughtful 
addition to the street. 

Commissioner Cochran observed that the design has come a 
long way since the last review. She expressed concern with 
placing the sculpture on a pedestal. 

Commissioner Przyblyski suggested the artist and architect 
coordinate so that the plaza complements the art piece. She 
also commented that the sightlines to many different 
neighborhoods and design styles are what make it feel urban. 

Ms. Macneil suggested a combined meeting of the Visual Arts 
Committee and the Civic Design Review Committee for this 
project. 



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relating to circulation in the space and how the sculpture 
meets the plaza. For Phase 2, specifics of paving design 
and location of street furniture should be clearly marked 
and identified: Przyblyski 

Vote: Kriken, Prior: no 

Hunter, Cochran, Przyblyski: yes 

Approved 



3. Moscone Center Clubhouse— Phase 1 

Jorge Alfaro, Senior Architect, DPW BOA, introduced the 
project. The Moscone Center Clubhouse is a historically 
significant building. The expansion project has been scaled back 
due to community concern but now includes a terrace and 
interior rooms. Mr. Alfaro introduced Andrew Maloney, Project 
I Architect, DPW BOA. 

Mr. Maloney explained that they would be adding to the north 
side of the building in response to concerns expressed at a 
community meeting. They are limited by a baseball field on the 
north side. The expansion will include four community rooms, 
two new entrances off the wings, a terrace walkway and 
changes for ADA compliance. 

Commissioner Kriken asked whether there would be a railing on 
the side of the terrace. 

Mr. Maloney explained that the security chain link fence would 
work as the railing and that the landscape designer would have 
control over the fence. 

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Motion to approve Moscone Center Clubhouse Phase 1 
with condition that an alternative must be found for the 
chain link fence on the northern facade: Kriken 
Vote: Unanimously approved 



4. Junipero Serra Clubhouse and Playground 
Renovation— Phase 1 

Jorge Alfaro, Senior Architect, DPW BOA, introduced the 
project, a new clubhouse to replace an existing clubhouse and 
playground. Mr. Alfaro introduced John Thomas, Landscape 
Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division. 

Mr. Thomas explained that the shape of the building had been 
changed to eliminate the east-west wing and create a larger 
and sunnier play space. The outside area will have a seating 
area, play elements, and seat walls along the edge of the 
playground. 

Mr. Alfaro explained that by eliminating the wing they are able 
to add an arts and crafts room with a kiln room and chimney as 
well as an office and community room. The outside of the 
building reflects the interior spaces, and large windows offer 
natural light into the arts and crafts room. He said that the 
construction is to be as environmental as possible and that they 
are using wood. It will be 1850 square feet. 

Commissioners expressed concern over lack of context for the 
building in the neighborhood and requested photographs and 
comparative elevations. 

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Commissioner Przyblyski commented that she liked how the 
interior was expressed in the exterior. Commissioner Cochran 
expressed security concerns for the walkway. 

Mr. Alfaro said there would be lighting for the small walkway. 

Commissioners expressed interest in seeing some natural forms 
in the play area. 

Commissioner Cochran asked Mr. Alfaro to return with a 
neighborhood context for the project and more specific 
drawings with elevations and dimensions. 



5. Sunol Valley Treated Water Reservoir Chemical Storage 
Facility— Phase 1 

Edmund Shum, Project Architect, DPW BOA, explained that the 
storage facility is located one mile from any public access road 
and that the entire complex is not for public use. The building 
colors match those of other utility buildings, and the materials 
help protect against chemical erosion. The building is divided 
into three portions: electrical-mechanical space, technical 
storage, and chemical loading dock. The concrete and 
corrugated metal are required for these spaces. Because of the 
utilitarian nature of the building and the fact that it is far from 
the urban setting, he designed the building with elements of a 
barn. 

Commissioner Prior asked whether people worked in the facility. 

Mr. Shum said the building was not staffed. 

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Commissioner Kriken commented that the building's character 
seems fitting for its purpose. 

Commissioner Prior asked why there were bollards for a 
building that is so rarely used. 

Mr. Shum explained that it still must be ADA-compliant. 



Motion to approve Sunol Valley Treated Water Reservoir 
Chemical Storage Facility Phase 1 with recommendation 
for Phase 2 at full Commission meeting: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimously approved 



Commissioner Przyblyski left the meeting at 5:30 due to family 
constraints. 



6. San Francisco International Airport Secure Connector T3 
to Boarding Area G— Phase 1 

Ray Quesada, BOA, DPW, explained that this project is a 
pedestrian bypass for approved passengers to go to the 
international terminal without having to go through security 
again. Presently, two airlines have shuttle service for these 
passengers; this walkway would eliminate the need for the 
shuttle. Mr. Quesada introduced Bill Kwan, Architect. 

Mr. Kwan explained that the restrictions on the connector 
included a minimum height over the road and building windows 
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from 18 to 43 feet. The passageway will be constructed with a 
truss system to match the existing building. At the end of the 
walkway, the escalators and elevators create an atrium to open 
up the space. 

Commissioner Prior asked whether there were windows in the 
design. 

Mr. Kwan said that the schematics were just for massing and 
materials, and that design had not been decided. The two 
options under consideration were a glass curtain along the side 
or a ribbon of glass though the passageway. 

Commissioner Kriken asked whether there was a precedent for 
this design anywhere in the airport. 

Mr. Kwan said he was looking at the two other bridges 
connecting to the airport. 

Mr. Quesada said that the top of the walkway was intended to 
mimic the building to which it connected. 

Mr. Kwan explained that the support beams could not be evenly 
spaced because of underground infrastructure and that they 
would be separate from the truss system. He asked for 
Commissioners' suggestions on the type of fagade for the 
passageway. 

Commissioner Cochran had questions regarding the elevations 
of the stair and massing. 



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renderings in both metal and glass, continuation of 
existing airport design, and a three-dimensional model: 

Kriken 

Vote: Unanimously approved 



7. Western Addition Branch Library Renovation— Phase 2 

Marilyn Thompson, Project Manager, Branch Library 
Improvement Project, introduced the project. Ms. Thompson 
explained that there had been three community meetings on 
the design, and priorities were the creation of a meeting room 
and keeping the children's room at its current size. The delay in 
time from Phase 1 approval was due to budget constraints. Ms. 
Thompson introduced Kent Ford, DPW BOA, Architect, and Brian 
Gator, DPW BOE, Landscape Architect. 

Mr. Gator explained the library, located between Geary and Post 
on Scott, would be renovated to include the addition of a 
program room, updated entrance, and new open reading 
garden. The reading garden would be secured within a fence. 
The plants would be a combination of native and Japanese 
plants, reflecting the library's proximity to Japantown. He 
explained that there would be a meandering path with ADA 
compliance. 

Mr. Ford explained that the entrance for the library has been 
moved to accommodate the increased size of the staff room 
and program room. There are three levels of roofs which will 
blend together using similar architectural style. Mr. Ford 
presented a color board and explained that there is a removable 
mural that remains in place at the library. 



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Commissioner Prior commented that she would like to see 
brighter, more playful colors. 

Commissioner Kriken agreed and added that the building should 
create an identity. 

Commissioner Hunter commented that he liked the colors, as 
the building fits into a park setting. 

Commissioner Cochran suggested editing the plant list, and 
expressed concern over the longevity of the plants chosen. 



Motion to approve: Kriken 

Vote: Unanimously approved 



8. Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center— Phase 2 

Paul D. Travis, Project Architect, DPW BOA, introduced the 
project. The center was built in 1953, was initially renovated in 
1980 for ADA-compliance, and is currently being renovated 
again. The project includes expanding the dog play area and 
repairing the current foundations and structure. Due to the 
innovative design of the 1950's, the building is in danger of 
structural collapse. The renovation will include seismic 
upgrades. Mr. Travis introduced John Thomas, Landscape 
Architect, DPW BOE, Landscape Division. 

Mr. Thomas explained that a ramp would be constructed, 
making the ball field accessible. There will be a seating area 
around the courts for viewing games, as well as extensive 
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structures which will also be built. The walkway between 30th 
and Day Streets will be improved. 

Commissioner Kriken commented that it was good urban design 
to create the walkway between streets. 

Mr. Travis explained they would be keeping the roof of the 
gymnasium and the original wood deck. He presented two color 
schemes, and samples of materials which will replace the 



translucent windows. 

The Commissioners expressed a preference for color scheme B, 
the more muted tones. 

Mr. Travis noted that the roof could not be replaced with the 
same material, so shingles would be used. 



Motion to approve Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center 
Phase 2: Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 



9. Larsen Park Sava Pool Renovation 

Administrative Review Phase 3 
Staff Representation: Nancy Gonchar 



Motion to approve Larsen Park Sava Pool Renovation: 

Cochran 

Vote: Unanimously approved 






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1 . Portola Branch Library 

Phase 1 

(Phase 1 reviewed 11/21/05) 

Jorge Alfaro, Project Architect, DPW BOA 

John Thomas, Landscape Architect, DPW BOE- Landscape Division 

2. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

Phase 3 Administrative Review 

(Phase 1 approved-DEV Architects 9/15/03, Phase 1 approved-DPW BOA 4/18/05, 

Phase 2 approved 9/19/05) 

Staff Report: Rommel Taylor 

3. New Business 

4. Adjournment 

Revision Date 12/16/05 



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CIVIC DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE 

Monday, December 19, 2005 

3:00 p.m. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

Minutes 

Commissioners Present: Andrea Cochran, Leonard Hunter, 
John Kriken, Beverly Prior, Jeannene Przyblyski 

Commissioners Absent: None 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Rommel Taylor 



Call To Order:3:05 p.m. 
1. Junipero Serra Clubhouse and Playground Renovation 
Phases 1 

Jorge Alfaro, Senior Architect, DPW BOA, explained that at the 
last Civic Design meeting in November, the Committee 
requested that the design team present more complete photo 
documentation of the neighborhood context surrounding the 
proposed project. 



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Mr. Alfaro presented panoramic views of the existing 
architecture surrounding the proposed new clubhouse. 
Mr. Alfaro presented the modification to the design. He stated 
that the architectural elements related to the design character 
of the adjacent buildings. Mr. Alfaro introduced John Thomas, 
Landscape Architect, DPW BOE Landscape Division, to present 
the overall site design. 

Mr. Thomas explained that the design concept consisted of 
three major areas: a play area for young children, a play area 
for older children and an outdoor social space. 

Mr. Alfaro presented site section drawings that illustrated the 
massing relationships between the new project and existing 
structures. 

Commissioner Cochran opened the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Cochran closed the floor to public comment. 

Commissioner Prior expressed concern that the low concrete 
wall surrounding the perimeter of the park would limit access to 
the park by visitors coming from the building. 

Mr. Thomas explained that the low concrete wall would provide 
informal seating around the play area for parent observation. 
He stated that he would explore breaking the wall up to provide 
more entry options to the park. 

Commissioner Prior said that the capped roof form does not 
work well visually with the other roof geometry of the proposed 
building. She suggested that the team look at other alternatives 

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that would look more consistent with the overall design. 

Commissioner Przyblyski stated that the design was 
well-presented and improved from the last meeting. 

Commissioner Kriken asked if the top of the roof could be seen 
from any point on the sidewalk. He also asked what roof 
material was being considered. 

Mr. Alfaro stated that pedestrians would be able to see the top 
of some of the roof forms from the sidewalk. He said that the 
design team was considering different materials for the roof, 
including an energy efficient "cool roof" system.. Mr. Alfaro 
stated that the material options are directly related to the slope 
of the roof. 

Commissioner Kriken recommended that the team carefully 
consider the view of the roof from the sidewalk. 

Commissioner Hunter stated that the design was much 
improved from the previously presented scheme and that he 
likes the scale of the new building. 

Commissioner Cochran agreed with Commissioner Prior that the 
tower roof form was visually incongruent with the rest of the 
building. She also recommended that the design team carefully 
consider the roof material. Ms. Cochran stated that if the roof 
slope doesn't work with the best material option that they 
should consider changing the roof slope. 

Commissioner Kriken recommended that the design team 
specify an energy efficient "cool roof" system. 



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Commissioner Cochran also suggested that they consider the 
proportions of the lights in the entry doors 



Motion to approve Junipero Serra Clubhouse and 
Playground Renovation Phases 1: Cochran 
Vote: Unanimously approved 

2. Joseph Lee Recreation Center 

Administrative Review Phase 3 
Staff Representation: Rommel 

Motion to approve Joseph Lee Recreation Center Phase 3 
Administrative Review: Prior 

Vote: Unanimously approved 



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